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Blood pressure, left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular disease
  1. H J Simpson1,
  2. S J Gandy2,
  3. J G Houston2,
  4. A D Struthers1
  1. 1Division of Medical Sciences, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Allan D Struthers, Centre for Cardiovascular and Lung Biology, Division of Medical Sciences, Mail Box 2, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK; a.d.struthers{at}

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The Authors' reply: We thank David Wald for his comment.1 The meta analysis by Law et al (2009) does indeed make a good case for blood pressure reduction among individuals with average or low blood pressures at baseline.2 However, balanced against that are some large …

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