Small gains in BP control could yield big results

06/17/2009 | Forbes

A U.S. study found small, inexpensive steps, such as carrying a blood pressure wallet card to track clinic visits and medications, helped patients achieve a 4.2% improvement in blood pressure control. Investigators said even that small of an improvement, spread over a large population, would translate into big gains in the prevention of stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The study was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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