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Strict BP control in chronic kidney disease reduces long term risk of death, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4456 (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4456
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Strict blood pressure (BP) control to a lower target than the currently recommended 140/90 mm Hg is associated with reduced risk of premature death, a long term follow-up of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) taking part in randomised trials has shown.1

Researchers followed up 1067 people with CKD who had taken part in the African American Study of Kidney Disease, which had randomly allocated them to strict BP control (mean arterial pressure <92 mm Hg) or usual …

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