Topic: Stroke Risk
Dallas, TX – Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
The increased stroke risk is even more pronounced among Hispanics and blacks, the research showed.
Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)
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