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Role of Stress in Development of Hypertension

  • Thomas G. Pickering
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Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

The etiology of hypertension remains unknown, but one fact is clearly established: no single cause is responsible. High blood pressure (BP) is the end result of a number of factors, both genetic and environmental, that may be quantitatively and qualitatively different in different individuals. Furthermore, BP is distributed continuously in the population, with no clear separation between normal and raised BP. Any definition of hypertension is thus quite arbitrary.

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Panic Disorder Ambulatory Blood Pressure Hypertensive Subject Mental Arithmetic Cardiovascular Reactivity 
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