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The J-Point Phenomenon in Aggressive Therapy of Hypertension: New Insights.
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PMID:  22396196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the era of aggressive control of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, the mantra of "lower is better" has taken a strong foothold. Although there is clear epidemiologic evidence that lower blood pressure improves specific organ-related outcomes, this rule does not apply to all patients and definitely not all target organs. The concept of J-curve or adverse outcomes at lower blood pressure has been proposed for more than three decades but has recently come under increasing scrutiny. Specifically, a relationship between adverse cardiovascular outcomes and low diastolic blood pressure has been observed in multiple clinical trials. In this article we review the advances in understanding of the J-curve phenomenon and include a discussion on specific populations that might be at higher risk due to the J-curve relationship.
Gurusher S Panjrath; Sameer Chaudhari; Franz H Messerli
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Carnegie 568, (Cardiology), 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA,
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