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Rev Prat. 2001 Jun 30;51(12 Suppl):S19-23.

[Systemic hypertension and sports practice. Epidemiology and therapeutics].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Clinique La Montagne 10, rue de la Montagne 92400 Courbevoie. pdumoulin001@cegetel.rss.fr

Abstract

Hypertension, the most common cardiovascular disorder, also affects patients who want to practice a sport. Before counselling them, the physician should know the acute and chronic physiological effects of various sports. Is the activity authorised in a hypertensive? Yes, some physical activities are recommended and contribute to lower blood pressure readings. No, some other sporting activities can be dangerous and should be avoided. The choice of an antihypertensive agent should also take into account whether the hypertensive patient practices a sport, and especially if he/she participates in competitions.

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