March 23, 2010

Effects of Intensive Blood-Pressure Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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In the ACCORD BP study, patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for cardiovascular events were randomized to a target systolic blood pressure of <120 mmHg vs <140 mmHg. After 4.7 years, there was no significant difference in cardiovascular events or mortality but there was an increase in serious adverse events related to anti-hypertensive use.

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  • Howard Homler MD

    I wonder if there was any difference in outcome in those diabetics with proteinuria?