Letters Mild hypertension in people at low risk

GPs owe it to patients to understand evidence for treating mild hypertension in people at low risk

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6050 (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6050
  1. Julian S Treadwell, general practitioner1
  1. 1Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, St Martin’s Hospital, Bath BA2 5RP, UK
  1. juliantreadwell{at}nhs.net

Martin and colleagues draw attention to the treatment of mild hypertension in people at low risk.1 The publication of the 2012 Cochrane review highlighting the absence of direct evidence for drug treatment of mild hypertension created barely a ripple in the medical world yet should have profoundly shifted attitudes and …

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