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Morbidity and mortality in relation to blood pressure and antihypertensive treatment. A 12-year follow-up study of a population sample of Swedish women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6731044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and total mortality have been studied in a longitudinal population study initially comprising 1462 women representative of the general female population. When related to the initial blood pressure (BP) levels of women not on antihypertensive drugs (hypertensives and non-hypertensives), the distributions of women with myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke during the 12-year follow-up period seemed to be U-shaped, with the highest incidences in women with the lowest and the highest BP levels. Women recognized as untreated hypertensives in the initial study were offered regular control by the study team during the whole 12-year period and were treated when treatment was considered indicated. They were found to be similar to the non-hypertensives with regard to the incidence of MI and stroke and total mortality. Our encouraging results may be explained by continuity of medical care, the antihypertensive treatment per se or the types of antihypertensive drugs administered.
Authors:
J A Sigurdsson; C Bengtsson; L Lapidus; O Lindquist; V Rafnsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  215     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-20     Completed Date:  1984-07-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / epidemiology,  mortality
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hypertension / epidemiology,  mortality*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality
Neoplasms / epidemiology,  mortality
Prognosis
Risk
Sweden
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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