120: The New Normal?

Podcast: Hypertension expert Daichi Shimbo, MD, offers tips on putting SPRINT results into clinical practice.

According to newly published data from the SPRINT study, 120 mm Hg may be the new normal blood pressure for a large group of people. But it’s hard enough getting most people to 140.

In this podcast, hypertension expert Dr. Daichi Shimbo provides a brief overview of that landmark study-and offers some tips about how you can help select patients achieve this new normal.

Dr. Shimbo is Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University; Director, Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health; Director, Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratories; and Ewig Clinical Scholar at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.

For More Information

The SPRINT Research Group. A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood pressure control. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:2103-2116.



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