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April 16, 2003

Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(15):1927-1929. doi:10.1001/jama.289.15.1927

To the Editor: In their Scientific Review article about stroke prevention, Dr Straus and colleagues1 stated that the benefits of antihypertensive therapy are related to the degree of blood pressure lowering, irrespective of which drugs are used. Although the authors cite the PROGRESS trial2 as supporting this position, we think that the results may suggest a different interpretation.