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Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year

(Loyola University Health System) Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, according to a new study. Two thirds of the lives saved would be men and two thirds would be 75 or older. Current guidelines recommend keeping systolic blood pressure below 140.
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