Clinical trials in vascular cognitive impairment following SPRINT-MIND: An international perspective

Fanny M. Elahi, Suvarna Alladi, Sandra E. Black, Jurgen A.H.R. Claassen, Charles DeCarli, Timothy M. Hughes, Justine Moonen, Nicholas M. Pajewski, Brittani R. Price, Claudia Satizabal, C. Elizabeth Shaaban, Nárlon C.B.S. Silva, Heather M. Snyder, Lukas Sveikata, Jeff D. Williamson, Frank J. Wolters, Atticus H. Hainsworth

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A large interventional trial, the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial sub-study termed Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension (SPRINT-MIND), found reduced risk of cognitive impairment in older adults with intensive, relative to standard, blood-pressure-lowering targets (systolic BP < 120 vs. <140 mm Hg). In this perspective, we discuss key questions and make recommendations for clinical practice and for clinical trials, following SPRINT-MIND. Future trials should embody cognitive endpoints appropriate to the participant group, ideally with adaptive designs that ensure robust answers for cognitive and cardiovascular endpoints. Reliable data from diverse populations, including the oldest-old (age > 80 years), will maximize external validity and global implementation of trial findings. New biomarkers will improve phenotyping to stratify patients to optimal treatments. Currently no antihypertensive drug class stands out for dementia risk reduction. Multi-domain interventions, incorporating lifestyle change (exercise, diet) alongside medications, may maximize global impact. Given the low cost and wide availability of antihypertensive drugs, intensive BP reduction may be a cost-effective means to reduce dementia risk in diverse, aging populations worldwide.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Número de artículo101089
PublicaciónCell Reports Medicine
EstadoPublished - jun 20 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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