Strengthening the case for global risk assessment of patients with high blood pressure

Sharman, James E. and Prins, Johannes B. (2009) Strengthening the case for global risk assessment of patients with high blood pressure. American Journal of Hypertension, 22 1: 9-9. doi:10.1038/ajh.2008.284


Author Sharman, James E.
Prins, Johannes B.
Title Strengthening the case for global risk assessment of patients with high blood pressure
Journal name American Journal of Hypertension   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-7061
1941-7225
Publication date 2009-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/ajh.2008.284
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 9
End page 9
Total pages 1
Editor M. H. Alderman
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject CX
Formatted abstract
It is widely accepted that chronic high plasma concentrations of glucose and insulin, as a consequence of insulin resistance, is associated with the development of the metabolic syndrome and (in the absence of significant lifestyle modification) progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus. Current recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension give consideration to the global cardiovascular risk of the patient rather than an isolated focus on blood pressure.

Perhaps not unexpectedly, obesity and dyslipidemia (elevated triglyceride, reduced high density–lipoprotein cholesterol) could predict the patients with insulin resistance, and these measures are readily available in most patients under evaluation for hypertension.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published as "Reviewer Commentary" of "Lima NKC, Abbasi F, Lamendola C, Reaven GM. Prevalence of insulin resistance and related risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with essential hypertension. Am J Hypertens 2009; 22:106–111".

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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