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Benefits from intensive systolic BP control may outweigh CKD risks

September 5, 2017

The potential for intensive systolic BP lowering to reduce the composite of cardiovascular events or all-cause mortality outweighed its increased risk for incident chronic kidney disease events, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“About 1.3 billion adults worldwide are believed to have hypertension ... High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and all-cause death,” Srinivasan Beddhu, MD, from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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