Letters Drug prevention of hypertension

All cause absolute benefit?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2597 (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2597
  1. Patrick Bower, principal general practitioner1
  1. 1London SW17 7AW
  1. patrick.bower{at}nhs.net

    Before I start taking blood pressure pills to reduce my currently normal blood pressure,1 I would want to ask my doctor:

    • What is my risk of dying—of …

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