Estimates of the prevalence of hypertension in the United States have been varied. Recently, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1) estimated that there are 58 million hypertensive persons in the United States. Of these 58 million, approximately half have only mild elevations in blood pressure (1). Large-scale prospective, epidemiologic, actuarial studies have shown that high blood pressure is a major independent risk factor for common adult cardiovascular-renal diseases including coronary heart disease, cerebral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease (2-5). Sixty percent of all heart attacks and two thirds of all strokes occur in persons who
Automated Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. Ann Intern Med. ;104:275–278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-275
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):275-278.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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