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Bending the blood pressure curve down: are we succeeding?

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Until just a few decades ago, raised blood pressure was regarded as a benign and natural process of ageing that did not warrant treatment. In the 1966 edition of his textbook Diseases of the Heart,1 the cardiologist Charles Friedberg noted that treatment of individuals with a blood pressure lower than 200/100 mm Hg was not indicated. Since then, the accumulation of a large body of evidence on raised blood pressure has fundamentally changed clinical practice and health policy worldwide. Large-...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32167-5

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Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
389
Issue:
10064
Pages:
3-4
Publication date:
2016-11-16
Acceptance date:
2016-10-06
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:648338
URN:
uri:5615e426-745f-4bc5-a949-e54e8bea9076
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uuid:5615e426-745f-4bc5-a949-e54e8bea9076
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pubs:648338

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