Harvard Heart Letter

Risk of serious falls linked to changes in blood pressure drugs

Research we’re watching When older people start taking a new blood pressure drug or increase the dose of their current one, they may be more prone to a serious fall over the following two weeks. That’s according to a study that analyzed the health records of more than 90,000 people ages 65 or older who sustained serious injuries—including broken hips and brain dam-age—from falls. …

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