Lowering systolic BP to less than or equal to 135 mm Hg reduces CV events in type 2 diabetes/IFG/IGT

Farkouh, Michael E.
November 2011
ACP Journal Club;11/15/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 5, p2
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the effect of lowering systolic blood pressure (SBP) on cardiovascular (CV) events in type 2 diabetes, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and glucose intolerance (IGT). The results showed SBP control reduced risk for stroke, all-cause mortality, and overt nephropathy compared with standard SBP control. It was also found that intensive SBP lowering did not reduce a composite outcome of all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke.


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