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Hypertension and its treatment are major preoccupations of the U.S. medical care system, and few generalists would deny that recent substantial advances in understanding the pathophysiology of high blood pressure and the pharmacology of its treatment justify an up-to-date and comprehensive text. Although A Physician's Guide to Hypertension and Hypertension differ vastly in organization and content, they both claim to respond to the need for such a text. Regrettably, neither completely succeeds. Neither contains a coherent modern strategy for the management of patients with garden-variety high blood pressure. Notably, such fundamental issues as the goals of therapy, when and how
A Physician's Guide to HypertensionHypertension. Ann Intern Med. ;114:524. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-6-524_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(6):524.
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