On Redefining Hypertension

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An elevated blood pressure can be a normal physiologic reaction, an abnormality of uncertain significance, a marker of cardiovascular risk, or the cardinal sign of a disease with potentially serious immediate or long-term complications. Depending on the clinical circumstances, therefore, the physician can ignore the finding, extend the scope of observation, engage the patient in a conversation on statistical risk, or initiate antihypertensive therapy.  Depending on the circumstances, therefore… Read full article @ PubMed Central.

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