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Clin Hypertens. 2015 Mar 19;21:1. doi: 10.1186/s40885-014-0012-3. eCollection 2015.

2013 Korean Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of hypertension: part I-epidemiology and diagnosis of hypertension.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Seoul National University, Bundang, Korea.
4
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Chonnam University, GwangJu, Korea.
5
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
6
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
7
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongkuk University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea.

Abstract

The standardized techniques of blood pressure measurement in the clinic are emphasized and the indications for ambulatory and/or home blood pressure monitoring are specified more broadly. The epidemiologic findings specific to Korean population related to blood pressure are reviewed. Cardiovascular risk of hypertensive patients are stratified based upon the data of a Korean population cohort study.

KEYWORDS:

Blood pressure; Blood pressure measurement; Cardiovascular complications; Cardiovascular risk; Guidelines; Hypertension; Lifestyle; Organ damage

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