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High normal blood pressure and prehypertension: the debate continues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17534467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Subjects with high normal blood pressure are at high risk of developing hypertension. Thus, the criteria of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program for diagnosis of hypertension and recommendations for follow-up now recommend that patients with high normal blood pressure (130 mmHg to 139 mmHg systolic and/or 85 mmHg to 89 mmHg diastolic) be followed up annually for the development of hypertension. Clinical trial data from subjects with high normal blood pressure show that 40% over two years and 63% over four years developed hypertension (140/90 mmHg or higher). These data are consistent with observational data from the Framingham Heart Study, which found a similar risk. Besides annual follow-up, the Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommends lifestyle therapy for individuals with high normal blood pressure. Ongoing research will establish whether any further management is required.
Authors:
Peter Bolli; Brenda Hemmelgarn; Martin G Myers; Donald McKay; Guy Tremblay; Sheldon W Tobe;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-30     Completed Date:  2007-07-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ambulatory Internal Medicine Teaching Clinic, St Catharines, Ontario. pbolli@xenomix.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure*
Humans
Hypertension / physiopathology*
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