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Prehypertension as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.
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PMID:  17293739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systolic blood pressure (BP) of less than 140 mm Hg and diastolic BP of less than 90 mm Hg were previously considered normal. However, there was some evidence that even BP in the high reference range was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure defined a new BP category "prehypertension" for systolic and diastolic BP: 120 to 139 mm Hg and 85 to 89 mm Hg, respectively. This new category is a continuum to hypertension and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The progression of prehypertension to hypertension can be delayed or may be prevented by lifestyle changes.
M Fareed K Suri; Adnan I Qureshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1550-5049     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-12     Completed Date:  2007-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703516     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-82; quiz 483-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Cerebrovascular Program, Division of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology*
Hypertension / classification*,  complications*,  prevention & control
Risk Factors

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