Hypertension and heart disease. The need for clear thinking.

  title={Hypertension and heart disease. The need for clear thinking.},
  author={David M. Colquhoun},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={679-81, 684-7}
Hypertension is a major risk factor for vascular disease-cerebral, cardiac and peripheral. The systolic blood pressure is the most important prognostic factor. An extensive work-up searching for a cause is not indicated. Controlling hypertension has been shown to decrease incidence of stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction and sudden death. Thiazide… CONTINUE READING