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New Study Confirms Importance Of Systolic Blood Pressure

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September 21, 1999
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NIH-National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
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New evidence from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study finds that systolic blood pressure, far more than diastolic blood pressure, identifies patients with hypertension, determines their blood pressure stage, and indicates the need for treatment, but both measurements used together are best.

New evidence from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study finds that systolic blood pressure, far more than diastolic blood pressure, identifies patients with hypertension, determines their blood pressure stage, and indicates the need for treatment, but both measurements used together are best. The study is published in the September issue of Hypertension.


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