BP drugs tied to more dangerous falls among 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% greater 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, but one expert noted that the study does not rule out the possibility that hypertension, rather than the treatment, was behind the connection. The findings appear in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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