ARTHUR M. MASTER, F.A.C.P.; RICHARD P. LASSER; HARRY L. JAFFE
Little has hitherto been known concerning the range of the blood pressure in "healthy" older people. Analysis of the studies previously made1 has revealed that the conclusions had been based neither on an adequate number nor on a representative sampling of subjects. The findings frequently were not subdivided according to detailed age groups. The presence or absence of cardiovascular disease had often not been considered. Nor had any systematic effort formerly been made to determine the blood pressure in those who were 90 years of age or older.
Recent statistics have emphasized the importance of investigating the medical problems which
MASTER AM, LASSER RP, JAFFE HL. BLOOD PRESSURE IN WHITE PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:284–299. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-284
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):284-299.
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