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Good and Bad News on Hypertension in US

Posted by John Cunningham on Sat, Mar 13, 2010 @ 12:43 PM

Good and Bad News on Hypertension in US from Heartwire

October 13, 2008 (Bethesda, MD) — A new report looking at hypertension during two time periods 10 years apart has found that more US adults have high blood pressure than ever before. The prevalence has increased from almost 25% during the first period surveyed (1988–1994) to 28.9% during the second period (1999–2004). The findings, by Dr Jeffrey A Cutler (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [NHLBI], Bethesda, MD) and colleagues, are published online October 13, 2008 in Hypertension [1].



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