Funding provided by the National Institutes of Health
We are happy to share the news that the National Institute on Aging has recently provided additional funding for us to continue our study on the long lasting effect of the SPRINT blood pressure treatment.
We will be calling every current SPRINT participant to update our information and do an additional cognitive assessment. Our SPRINT MIND Call Center will contact you. If you would prefer to call us and schedule a time for this call, please do so at 1-833-998-2086.
SPRINT is a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health to answer the following question:
"Will lower blood pressure reduce the risk of heart and kidney diseases, stroke, or age-related declines in memory and thinking?"
High blood pressure is a leading cause of death and disability in the US and worldwide. Over 60% of people over age 65 have high blood pressure, and the number of people with high blood pressure is increasing.
More than 9,000 participants will be enrolled into the study at over 90 clinics across the United States and in Puerto Rico. SPRINT participants will be seen regularly by experts in blood pressure management for a period of 4 to 8 years. At the end of the trial, the results of SPRINT will tell us if a lower recommended blood pressure might help to decrease stroke, heart disease, progression of chronic kidney disease, and age-related losses of memory and thinking.