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Predictors of blood pressure and hypertension. General principles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1789939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early intervention in the treatment of hypertension can reduce the detrimental effects of high blood pressure. Therefore it is important to be able to predict the development of hypertension in individuals. A number of factors can be used as predictors of hypertension, but only childhood high blood pressure (especially in combination with obesity) is a potent predictor of future hypertension. A family history of hypertension is a contributory risk factor, as is tachycardia, but neither is as strong a predictor as a youthful elevated pressure.
K Jamerson; S Julius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-31     Completed Date:  1992-03-31     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598S-602S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109-0356.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Predictive Value of Tests
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