Definition of hypertension: the impact of number of visits for blood pressure measurement.

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INTRODUCTION A diagnosis of hypertension should be based on multiple blood pressure (BP) measurements, taken on at least two separate occasions. We aimed to assess the impact of considering different criteria for a definition of hypertension, based on number of visits for blood pressure measurement, on estimates of hypertension prevalence, awareness… (More)

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@article{Figueiredo2009DefinitionOH, title={Definition of hypertension: the impact of number of visits for blood pressure measurement.}, author={Daniela Andraus Figueiredo and Ana Azevedo and Marta Pereira and Henrique de Barros}, journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology}, year={2009}, volume={28 7-8}, pages={775-83} }