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Lower systolic blood pressure associated with reduced cardiovascular risk for all patients

KEY POINT

In patients with hypertension, reductions in systolic blood pressure (SBP) to levels of 120 mm Hg to 124 mm Hg resulted in greater reductions in the risk of major cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and all-cause mortality compared with higher SBP levels, according to results of a network meta-analysis published online in JAMA Cardiology.

SOURCES

Bundy JD, et al. Systolic blood pressure reduction and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. JAMA Cardiol. 2017; [Epub ahead of print].

Yancy CW, et al. New blood pressure-lowering targets—finding clarity. JAMA Cardiol. 2017;[Epub ahead of print].