New Study Finds Lower Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Be ‘Lifesaving’

12HEART2-master675A new study finds that bringing blood pressure below currently recommended standards may greatly reduce risk for heart attack and stroke. 

The Sprint study was ended more than a year early because of the striking findings: patients who reached a systolic blood pressure goal below 120 had their risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke reduced by a third and their risk of death reduced by nearly a quarter.  Read about this in the September 11, 2015 New York Times article.