Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Volunteers needed for blood pressure study

Stanford is taking part in a national study launched by the National Institutes of Health to determine whether maintaining blood pressure levels lower than current recommendations reduces the risk of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, or age-related cognitive decline.

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) will track participants treated with commonly available blood pressure medications over four to six years. Participants will be tested regularly to determine the health of their heart, kidneys and brain.

To volunteer, you must be at least 55 years old, have high blood pressure and have no history of diabetes or stroke. For more information, call (888) 777-5123 or e-mail StanfordSPRINT@gmail.com.

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