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Sprint Blood Pressure Trial: What Patients Should Know

by Howard Goldschmidt, M.D., Cardiologist, Valley Medical Group

Posted on December 16, 2015

Back in September, compelling results from a large blood pressure study were announced and began making headlines. The preliminary findings of this study suggest that lowering systolic blood pressure to less than 120, far below the current guideline recommendations of 140-150 millimeters of mercury, can potentially save lives and prevent heart disease and strokes. While the study's findings may seem beneficial, it is important to understand all of the factors that can affect a patient's treatment, before physicians attempt to aggressively lower a patient’s blood pressure to these levels.
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