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Study urges review of blood pressure drugs guidance

More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.

The report calls for a move away from current guidelines which recommend pills only be prescribed if blood pressure is above a certain threshold.

Jane Dreaper reports

  • 24 Dec 2015
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