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Women may need different blood pressure treatment

Date posted: 8 January 2014

A new study published in the Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease journal has found that doctors may need to treat high blood pressure earlier and more aggressively than they do in men.

Researchers from the United States looked at 100 men and women over the age of 53 with untreated high blood pressure and found 30 to 40% more vascular disease in women compared to men with the same level of blood pressure.

Dr Robert Grenfell, National Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation, said that the study findings were interesting and that more research was needed to fully understand the differences that cause and effect high blood pressure in men and women.

Source: Heart Foundation


Last updated: 8 January 2014
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