Chicago—Some researchers are saying that many physicians have been too lax in treating their hypertensive patients, accepting an insufficient reduction in blood pressure.
Speaking at a late summer press conference sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp in conjunction with the 18th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, George Bakris, MD, said recent research shows a need for aggressive treatment of hypertension.
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