In one of the new studies recently it was found aggressive treatment of blood pressure may help in reducing the risk of heart disease, kidney disease and other related systolic BP targets.
The study was titled Sprint and was wrapped up early, much ahead of the scheduled conclude time this year, as puzzled cardiologist questions was answered conclusively which have been debated for decades about how the blood pressure should go.
It has been always uncertain for years what should be the optimal goal for patients with high blood pressure. Bringing down the blood pressure is known, but it is not known how much and the aggressiveness level remained a mystery too.
Researchers found the goal for systolic blood pressure should be below 120, which means far lower than the present guidelines that says focuses on 140 and for people above 60 years of age the goal considered was 150.
Sprint studied more than 9,000 people of age 50 and above who were at high risk of heart disease and kidney disease.
Systolic blood pressure is the term for pressure that is higher of the two blood pressure numbers, which mean higher than 120 and 140. It is the pressure that is put on the blood vessels when the heart contracts.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director, Dr Gary H, the new study has come up with lifesaving information and it will be a good help for the medical experts in the industry to save lives.
Heart and Kidney diseases are two of the primary causes of deaths in the world.