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Relaxation therapy for hypertensive patients

Abstract

Around 7% of middle-aged adults have mild hypertension - a sustained diastolic blood pressure between 90 and 104mmHg.1 These people are at increased risk, for example of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, and so might benefit from life-long treatment with one or more drugs. But in mild hypertension the risk is relatively low and unwanted effects of drugs may outweigh the benefit from treatment.2

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