Antihypertensive therapy for prehypertension relationship with cardiovascular outcomes

Ventura, Hector O. and Lavie, Carl J. (2011) Antihypertensive therapy for prehypertension relationship with cardiovascular outcomes. Jama-Journal of The American Medical Association, 305 9: 940-941. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.256


Author Ventura, Hector O.
Lavie, Carl J.
Title Antihypertensive therapy for prehypertension relationship with cardiovascular outcomes
Journal name Jama-Journal of The American Medical Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0098-7484
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1001/jama.2011.256
Volume 305
Issue 9
Start page 940
End page 941
Total pages 2
Place of publication Chicago IL, United States
Publisher American Medical Association
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The definition of hypertension has evolved throughout the years. In the past, hypertension was associated with the aging process, and blood pressure levels equal to or higher than 160/100 mm Hg were considered abnormal. 1 Twelve years ago, Frohlich reported that blood pressures higher than 140/90 mm Hg are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and premature death. 2 In 2003, the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure proposed the term “prehypertension” to designate a systolic blood pressure of 120 to 139 mm Hg and a diastolic blood pressure of 80 to 89 mm Hg. 3
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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