Author(s): Giles TD, Materson BJ, Cohn JN, Kostis JB
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Abstract Since the publication of a paper by the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. Writing Group in 2003, some refinements have occurred in the definition of hypertension. Blood pressure is now recognized as a biomarker for hypertension, and a distinction is made between the various stages of hypertension and global cardiovascular risk. This paper discusses the logic underlying the refinements in the definition of hypertension. 2009 Wiley Periodical, Inc.
This article was published in J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)
and referenced in Epidemiology: Open Access