Treat high blood pressure aggressively, urges 'lifesaving' study
A recent study has backed the need of more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure.
Washington D.C: A recent study has backed the need of more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure.
In a statement, American College of Cardiology President Kim Allan Williams, regarding the National Institutes of Health stopping the SPRINT trial early after demonstrating the positive benefits of lower blood pressure control targets, said about 70 million American adults have high blood pressure and only half of them have their condition under control.
"The preliminary data demonstrates why the cardiovascular community must continue to aggressively fight a condition that leads to stroke, kidney disease and heart problems for our patients," added Williams.
He noted that the details of the SPRINT trial will be a contributing factor to future guidelines on blood pressure treatment targets, adding that in the meantime, this data gives physicians more information to consider when working to improve outcomes for the patients with high blood pressure.