Blood pressure tracking as an indicator of hypertension risk.

Zulkifli, S.N. (1992) Blood pressure tracking as an indicator of hypertension risk. Singapore medical journal, 33 (5). pp. 474-7. ISSN 0037-5675

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The significance of high blood pressure to cardio- and cerebrovascular disease is well recognized. The associated mortality and morbidity risks call for multiple approaches to control the development of high blood pressure. Recent studies have shown that precursors of cardiovascular disorders may be apparent from a young age, and that these can persist and contribute to disease in later life. With regard to blood pressure, the phenomenon of persisting at the same rank has been referred to as tracking. This allows for the possible identification of high-risk groups, for whom early intervention can be initiated. In this paper, some of the findings of studies on blood pressure tracking are reviewed.

Item Type: Article
  1. Zulkifli, S.N.
Journal or Publication Title: Singapore medical journal
Additional Information: Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; Adult; Blood Pressure
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 09:12

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