DEAR DOCTOR K: A few months ago, I read that results from a big trial were going to change blood pressure treatment goals. Where do things stand now?
DEAR READER: I'll bet you're referring to SPRINT. In September 2015, the National Institutes of Health (which funded the study) reported that the study had been stopped earlier than planned because its results were clear. Recently, the complete report of the study (called SPRINT) and its results was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.