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Antihypertensive therapy has had a major impact on health. Without it, 1999-2000 average blood pressures (at age 40 or over) would have been 10-13% higher, and 86,000 more premature deaths from cardiovascular disease would have occurred in 2001.

Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al. The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 97-110

Reference

Title
The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
97-110

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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