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BP lowering resulted in no CV benefits in HOPE-3

KEY POINT

Use of an angiotensin-receptor blocker plus a thiazide diuretic to lower blood pressure (BP) in intermediate-risk patients without cardiovascular (CV) disease did not result in significant reductions in the risk of major CV events, according to results of the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE)-3 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

SOURCES

Lonn EM, et al. Blood-pressure lowering in intermediate-risk persons without cardiovascular disease. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:2009–20.

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