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The authors have painstakingly presented the arguments for a revision of our concepts of normal blood pressure. Although their selection of material for statistical analysis may be subject to some criticism, they have rather convincingly demonstrated that age and sex significantly influence the level of blood pressure. Probably the most significant contribution of this work is that they have presented a range of normal blood pressures for the ages 16 to 65 in both sexes, rather than a mean.
A careful perusal of this text should do a great deal to alleviate the unwarranted therapy for a condition manifested solely
Normal Blood Pressure and Hypertension: New Definitions.. Ann Intern Med. ;39:962. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-962_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):962.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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