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Intensive blood pressure reduction lowers mortality in CKD

Hypertension is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the optimal blood pressure (BP) target in patients with stage 3–5 CKD is unclear. Now, a meta-analysis reports that more-intensive BP control is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality compared with less-intensive BP goals in this high-risk population.

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Juraschek, S., Appel, L. Intensive blood pressure reduction lowers mortality in CKD. Nat Rev Nephrol 14, 5–6 (2018).

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