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Hypertension revisited: the concept of relative hypertension in congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2663230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although hypertension has been defined numerically as blood pressure levels above 140/90 mmHg, there is no doubt that a blood pressure level within the "normal" range increases the stress on a diseased heart. For this reason, vasodilator therapy is often successful in treating congestive heart failure. The authors propose the term relative hypertension to illustrate the latter situation.
F M Fouad-Tarazi; R E Hobbs
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Captopril / therapeutic use
Heart Failure / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Hypertension / physiopathology*
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