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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
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