New Study Suggests Lowering Top Blood Pressure Number Reduces the Risk of Heart Attack

One in three adults have high blood pressure, but millions of people don't know they have it.
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to abcnews.com, click on "World news tonight." And we thank you at home. And the headline from federal health officials about your blood pressure. Stopping a new trial early because the results were so dramatic. Lowering your top blood pressure to 120 could cut the risk of death by a quarter. Let's get right to Dr. Richard Besser. This appears to be big news. This is an exciting announcement. The full study will be out this summer. But look at the Numbers. One out of three adults have high blood pressure. Half of them, it's not well-controlled. And millions haven't been tested or treated. They need to be tested now. And later, the experts can decide how low it should go. Rich, thank you. Speaking of heart rate, the shocker in the U.S. Open.

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