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Preserving kidney health during intensive blood pressure control

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Intensive lowering of blood pressure can decrease the risk of death and cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension. However, a reanalysis of data from the SPRINT and ACCORD trials suggests that intensive blood pressure lowering increases the risk of chronic kidney disease.

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The authors are supported by the US National Institutes of Health (grants DK116196 and DK096373 to M.L.S.S.-L. and DK116718 and DK096373 to R.A.G.).

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    • Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez
    •  & R. Ariel Gomez


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