Importance of sustained and "tight" blood pressure control in patients with high cardiovascular risk.

@article{Meredith2016ImportanceOS,
  title={Importance of sustained and "tight" blood pressure control in patients with high cardiovascular risk.},
  author={Peter A. Meredith and Suzanne M. Lloyd and Ian Ford Ford and Henry L. Elliott},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={74-82}
}
A retrospective further analysis of the ACTION database evaluated the relationship between cardiovascular outcomes and the "quality" of the control of blood pressure (BP). The study population (n = 6287) comprised those patients with four BP measurements during year 1 subdivided according to the proportion of visits in which BP was controlled in relation to two BP targets: < 140/90mmHg and < 130/80 mmHg. Differences between the BP control groups for the major prespecified ACTION outcomes were… CONTINUE READING