Silver Book Fact

Antihypertensive therapy has been associated in clinical trials with a 1/3 reduction in stroke incidence, a 1/4 reduction in myocardical infarctions and a more than 1/2 reduction in heart failure.

Chobanian A, Bakris G, Black H, Cushman W, et al. Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Hypertension. 2003; 42(6): 1206-52. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/196589?redirect=true

Reference

Title
Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Publication
Hypertension
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Chobanian A, Bakris G, Black H, Cushman W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 42, Issue 6
Pages
1206-52
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Heart Failure Disease Management (DM) Program Reduces Hospitalizations and Overall Costs  
  • According to the National Center for Health Statistics, if all major forms of cardiovascular disease were eliminated, life expectancy would rise by close to 7 years.  
  • The development of antioxidants that reduce oxidative damage is underway. One antioxidant that has been found, uric acid, has an even greater protective effect when combined with tPA.  
  • Statin treatment soon after an acute heart attack reduces the risk of fatal heart disease or a recurrent heart attack by 24%.  
  • Stroke risk reduction from thrombin inhibitor in AFib patients
    A recently approved direct thrombin inhibitor was found to reduce the risk of stroke/peripheral embolic events in atrial fibrillation patients by 34%, and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 74%—compared…