Blood pressure targets for individuals with kidney disease should consider patients’ age

Posted by on April 22, 2016 12:01 pm
Categories: health

Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with more advanced age, report researchers at the end of their study on the topic. Diastolic blood pressure levels below 70 mmHg were associated with a higher risk of death, but otherwise they showed no association with cardiovascular outcomes.

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