n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Reduction in strokes and heart attacks in cases of high blood pressure : news

Volume 23, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... The largest European study of high blood pressure has shown that most strokes and heart attacks in people with high blood pressure can be abolished by simply combining effective, modern blood pressure-lowering drugs with treatment to reduce cholesterol. The success of this treatment strategy has been shown for the first time in the largest study of high blood pressure treatment ever conducted in Europe - the Anglo- Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) - which was presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology in September and is published online in The Lancet. ASCOT included more than 19 ..

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