The SPRINT trial has shown categorically that intensive treatment of hypertension decreases stroke, heart failure and death by a massive 25%. What was regarded as normal once in terms of blood pressure is now regarded as deadly.
To think that opening up a blocked artery by stenting is all that is needed to save a life is naive in the extreme. Cardiovascular disease is a diffuse disease that affects the artery above and below the stent and ignoring this fact will result in disastrous consequences for the individual.
Controlling blood pressure both day and night is critical to avoid a heart or vascular event. Blood pressure is treated very simplistically at times with one or two drugs with little attention to diet and lifestyle and nocturnal hypertension.
Citrulline is a far better source of L-Arginine that L-Arginine itself due to the the rapid metabolism of L-Arginine. Citrulline is converted to L-Arginine in the kidneys thus by-passing the gastrointestinal tract and liver metabolism processes and increasing L-Arginine availability for Nitric Oxide (NO) production.