International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care



TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT REPORTS
Foreword

Lowering blood pressure to prevent myocardial infarction and stroke: A new preventive strategy


M. Law a1, N. Wald a1 and J. Morris a1
a1 Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry

Abstract

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the screening performance of measuring blood pressure and other variables in identifying those who willdevelop, or die from, ischemic heart disease and stroke and too quantify by howmuch drugs that lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke in those designated “screen positive.”