Newer Concepts in the Therapy of Hypertension

Thulin, Thomas; Karlberg, Bengt E.; Melander, Arne; Schersten, Bengt
June 1978
Angiology;Jun1978, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p455
Academic Journal
This article reports that the high blood pressure has been recognized for decades, and results have been presented which emphasize that increased blood pressure should be treated. It has been shown that effective reduction of blood pressure in hypertensives will lengthen life and also reduce the frequency of severe complications, such as cardiac failure and cerebrovascular and renal diseases. The therapy of hypertension includes preventive aspects as well as treatment with different drugs. Epidemiologic studies have been looking for predictors of elevated blood pressure in order to find possible preventive measures. Such studies have shown that a high sodium intake, overweight, and physical inactivity contribute to elevated blood pressure.


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