HealthDay – Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

 – June 10, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

People suffering from cardiovascular disease who have lower-than-normal blood pressure may face a higher risk of brain atrophy - the death of brain cells or connections between brain cells, Dutch researchers report. Dr. Sam Gandy, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, said that the finding "is an important cautionary tale. This implies that one must adapt the approach to the individual patient. Correction of hypertension is helpful, but reducing blood pressure in patients with normal blood pressure is risky and complicated," Gandy said. Learn more