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Dec 27

Patients with mild hypertension (140 to 159 mm Hg/90 to 99 mm Hg) who received antihypertensive therapy lowered their blood pressure

Patients with mild hypertension (140 to 159 mm Hg/90 to 99 mm Hg) who received antihypertensive therapy lowered their blood pressure by about 3.6/2.4 mm Hg and had a reduced short-term risk of dying from stroke or cardiovascular disease, in a large meta-analysis. The review was published online December 22, 2014 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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