Hypertension. Introduction and care pathways. Hypertension adds to the overall risk of CV disease Jackson R, et al. Lancet 2005; 365: 434-441. 5-year CVD risk (%). Care Pathway. Diagnosing hypertension NICE Guideline CG034 2006 .
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“The principal results of the HOT Study demonstrate the benefits of lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension to 140mmHg systolic and 85mmHg diastolic, or lower. Efforts to lower blood pressure further, down to 120mmHg systolic and 70mmHg diastolic, appear to give little further benefit, but do not cause any significant additional risk.”