TITLE

Newer Concepts in the Therapy of Hypertension

AUTHOR(S)
Thulin, Thomas; Karlberg, Bengt E.; Melander, Arne; Schersten, Bengt
PUB. DATE
June 1978
SOURCE
Angiology;Jun1978, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p455
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18021442

 

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