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New diagnostic inroads in hypertension and atherosclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7496056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the past two to three decades, the practice among hypertension specialists has been to lower blood pressure with the strong assumption that morbidity and mortality would be reduced. This was largely based on large clinical trials done in the 1960s and 1970s that did not include angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or calcium-channel blockers. Performing large clinical trials is expensive and the results often do not apply to individual patients. Until recently, noninvasive methods to monitor end-organ effects of elevated blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors were limited. The development of high-resolution ultrasound and evolving magnetic resonance technology will allow early detection of heart and blood vessel changes and will make monitoring of the progression and regression of disease possible. This will allow better selection of treatment programs for each patient.
C R Ayers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-18     Completed Date:  1996-01-18     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville 22908, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / diagnosis*
Carotid Artery Diseases / ultrasonography
Femoral Artery / ultrasonography
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography

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