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The Benefits of Detecting and Treating Mild Hypertension: What We Know, and What We Need to LearnThe Benefits of Detecting and Treating Mild Hypertension

Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 23 December 2014.

From Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-2836.

Requests for Single Reprints: Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Program Director, William T. Dahms, MD Clinical Research Unit, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, Case Western Reserve University, Director, Clinical Hypertension Program, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Bolwell Suite 2200, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-6053; e-mail, Jackson.Wright@case.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(3):233-234. doi:10.7326/M14-2836
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Posted on February 3, 2015
Johan Sundstrom, MD
Uppsala University
Conflict of Interest: None Declared
In our systematic review and meta-analysis, we noted that blood pressure-lowering therapy is likely to prevent stroke and death in patients with uncomplicated grade 1 hypertension. In his editorial, Dr Wright inaccurately stated that our analysis only included patients aged 18 to 60 years. In fact, the mean age was 63.5 years (SD 8.4 years) in our analysis. We further investigated heterogeneity in effects between subgroups aged <67 years and ≥67 years, and noted no differences (all p ≥ 0.34). Hence, the results of our study apply to a wide age range.
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