[study] New research finds no evidence of benefit in lowering blood pressure targets for low-risk patients
A recent study analysing almost 40,000 patients at low-risk of cardiovascular disease across England found there was benefit in treating such patients with antihypertensive medication.
The study was carried out by researchers from the unviersities of Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham, and found no evidence to support current recommendations that encourage prescription of oral medication to patients with low-risk mild hypertension.
Larger scale clinical trials are now needed to investigate further to ensure that future recommendations are based on best-quality evidence.
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