Managing blood pressure can reduce cardiovascular disease deaths in older adults

Washington: A new study has revealed that blood pressure management can reduce heart disease death.

According to the study, cardiovascular disease morbidity was significantly reduced through intensive management of high blood pressure.

In the study, lead researcher Dominic Raj of the George Washington University targeted a blood pressure of 120 millimeters of mercury, lower than current guidelines and found that adults 50 years and older also significantly reduced their rates of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and heart failure, as well as stroke, by almost a third.

Raj said that this research would have a significant impact on the way physicians treat patients with high blood pressure and thanked National Institutes for Health for their support.

He added that patients over 50 with high blood pressure will receive potentially lifesaving treatment. (ANI)