Determinants of isolated systolic hypertension.

  title={Determinants of isolated systolic hypertension.},
  author={S V Wilking and Albert J. Belanger and William Bernard Kannel and Ralph B. D'Agostino and Knight Steel},
  volume={260 23},
Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), defined as systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or greater when the diastolic pressure is less than 95 mm Hg, is a common form of hypertension among the elderly. We collected incidence and prevalence data on ISH and evaluated several potential factors for its occurrence in the Framingham Heart Study during 16 biennial examinations. The factors evaluated were age, sex, all components of the blood pressure (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse… CONTINUE READING