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Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2010 May;12(3):155-8. doi: 10.1007/s11883-010-0107-6.

The evolving definition of systemic arterial hypertension.

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Texas Blood Pressure Institute, Dallas Nephrology Associates, 1420 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX 75235, USA. ramv@dneph.com

Abstract

Systemic hypertension is an important risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease. Hypertension also contributes to excessive morbidity and mortality. Whereas excellent therapeutic options are available to treat hypertension, there is an unsettled issue about the very definition of hypertension. At what level of blood pressure should we treat hypertension? Does the definition of hypertension change in the presence of co-morbid conditions? This article covers in detail the evolving concepts in the diagnosis and management of hypertension.

PMID:
20425253
DOI:
10.1007/s11883-010-0107-6
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