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Cardiology pp 235-237 | Cite as

Mild Hypertension : Treatment and Prognosis

  • A. E. Doyle

Abstract

Two major studies on the effects of antihypertensive drug treatment in mild hypertension have recently been published. Both have demonstrated that patients with mild hypertension treated with antihypertensive drugs have a lower death rate and fewer vascular complications than patients either untreated or less vigorously treated.

Keywords

Placebo Group Ischaemic Heart Disease Diastolic Pressure Antihypertensive Drug Treatment Mild Hypertension 
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References

  1. 1.
    Hypertension detection and follow-up program co-operative group. Five year findings of the hypertension detection and follow-up program. I.Reduction in mortality of persons with high blood pressure including mild hypertension, JAMA 242:2562–2571 (1979).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Management Committee, The Australian Therapeutic Trial in Mild Hypertension, Lancet. 1:1261–12287 (1980).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Doyle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine Austin HospitalUniversity of MelbourneHeidelbergAustralia

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