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New Drug helps High Blood Pressure

October 19, 1986|Associated Press

WEST POINT, Pa. — High blood pressure is often called the "silent killer" because the disease--which can lead to strokes and heart attacks--usually has no symptoms.

An estimate 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, but nearly one half of then do not know it, according to Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories.

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