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Intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

10:20 EDT 26 Jun 2017 | American Society of Nephrology

In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.

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