Possible Benefits Of Treating High Systolic Blood Pressure In Non-Diabetic Patients

(Medical News Today) — An article published in this week’s edition of The Lancet reports that treatment to lower high systolic blood pressure in non-diabetic patients is associated with a reduction in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a thickening of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and rhythm problems. As a result, a lowering of systolic blood pressure targets from the currently recommended 140 mm/Hg or less to below 130 mm Hg should be the treatment goal in low-risk patients with high blood pressure.

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