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In the absence of antihypertensive drug therapy, there would have been an estimated 572,000 more hospital discharges for stroke in 2002, and 261,000 more discharges for myocardial infarction. The estimated hospital discharges avoided represent a 38% reduction in discharges for stroke, and a 25% reduction in discharges for myocardial infarction; compared to preductions with untreated blood pressure.

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