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Prehypertension: an opportunity for a new public health paradigm.
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PMID:  20937441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
From 2005 to 2006, approximately 3 of 8 adults in the United States had blood pressure (BP) in the prehypertensive range of 120 to 139/80 to 89 mm Hg and roughly 1 in 8 adults had BP in the range of 130 to 139/85 to 89 mm Hg, which is referred to as high normal BP or stage 2 prehypertension. Adults with stage 2 prehypertension are also roughly twice as likely as adults with normotension to suffer cardiovascular disease. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Hypertension recommended only lifestyle changes for most prehypertensive patients. BP in the range of 120 to 129/80 to 84 mm Hg is also associated with increased risk but roughly half of that of stage 2 prehypertension.
Authors:
Brent M Egan; Daniel T Lackland; Daniel W Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA. eganbm@musc.edu
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