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Statin, blood pressure drug slash health risk in those with hypertension

from Reuters

Patients with high blood pressure and moderate risk of heart disease slashed their long-term risk of heart attack and stroke 40 percent by taking a blood pressure medication as well as a statin cholesterol fighter, according to a large global study that could change medical practice. Results from the trial, called HOPE-3, could prod far more clinicians to add a statin to blood pressure therapy for such patients who have no prior history of heart attack or stroke, researchers said. more

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