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FOCUS ARTICLE - WILL THIS TRIAL CHANGE MY PRACTICE?

Will SPRINT change my practice? SPRINT: a randomised trial of intensive versus standard blood-pressure control

EuroIntervention 2016;12:809-812. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV12I6A132

1. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany; 2. William Harvey Research Institute and Barts NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Queen Ma


Introduction to the session

The aim of the summary report is to capture the session at EuroPCR 2016 that reviewed the implications for clinical practice of SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial)1, in order to share the critical analysis of the trial and report the views expressed in the interactive discussion. This article does not constitute an independent review of the topic by the authors.

SPRINT certainly addresses a clinically relevant problem in attempting to improve the definition of optimal targets for systolic blood pressure (SBP) lowering in a hypertensive population at varying levels of cardiovascular risk. However, ...

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