Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

No gain or loss of gait speed with strict BP control in elderly SPRINT participants

Effect of intensive blood pressure control on gait speed and mobility limitation in adults 75 years or older: a randomized clinical trial

News - Feb. 16, 2017

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These data of individuals aged 75 years and older, enrolled in the SPRINT trial, show no differences in gait speed decline between those receiving intensive BP-lowering therapy vs. standard therapy. Nor were differences seen between the groups in mobility limitations, based on self-reports.


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Find this article online at JAMA Intern med.

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