Multiple Benefits For Blood Pressure Drugs

March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 9:54 PM EDT

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March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 9:54 PM EDT


(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) It turns out medicine used for high blood pressure may do much more than just lower blood pressure. That's what came out of a new study done at Tulane University.

The study involved people with heart disease who did not have high blood pressure.

Researchers found when given medication for high blood pressure, these people had a reduced risk of stroke, congestive heart failure and death.

The study shows people with cardiovascular disease, but normal blood pressure, may benefit from anti-hypertension treatments, and doctors say an aspirin a day doesn't hurt either.

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