BP drugs tied to greater risk of falls for older patients

02/25/2014 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data on nearly 5,000 hypertension patients older than 70 showed that those who took blood pressure drugs had a 30% to 40% higher risk of suffering a serious injury following a fall compared with those not taking the drugs. The risk was more than twice as high for patients with a history of a similar injury. The findings appear in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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