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Blood pressure-lowering is even more beneficial than previously thought

Blood pressure-lowering is even more beneficial than previously thought

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes – even in people with normal blood pressure. That’s the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020.1 “Greater drops in blood pressure with medication lead to greater reductions in the risk of heart attacks and strokes,” said principal investigator Professor Kazem Rahimi of the University of Oxford, UK.

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