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Dayton, OH
A 39-year-old female asked:

Does atenalol help prevent stroke and heart attacks? when does someone need to be on blood pressure medicine?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
140/90: Atenolol reduces the risk of second heart attack in those who have had one. For primary prevention, it reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack in people with elevated blood pressure. If your BP is averaging >140/90, you should be on some form of treatment. Atenolol is one of many good treatments.
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