An Investigation into the Effects of Respiratory Feedback (RFB) on Blood Pressure and General Status in Essential Hypertension

  • J. M. Herrmann
  • Th. Buchmüller
  • H. Wagner
  • F. Bischof
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The significance of essential hypertension is illustrated by the fact that it is prevalent in (i.e. has an incidence of) between 12 and 15% of the adult population of West Germany1,2. This means that there are approximately six million hypertensive patients in Germany. According to the 50% rule3, only three million of these six million are recognised hypertensives and, again, only 50% of these three million are in medical care. Furthermore, only half of these patients receive satisfactory treatment.


Essential Hypertension Psychological Control Psychological Test Psychosomatic Medicine Rest Phase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Herrmann
    • 1
  • Th. Buchmüller
    • 1
  • H. Wagner
    • 1
  • F. Bischof
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine IUniversity of UlmFederal Republic of Germany

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