Isolated Diastolic Hypertension

  title={Isolated Diastolic Hypertension},
  author={Thomas G. Pickering},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Hypertension},
  • T. Pickering
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • The Journal of Clinical Hypertension
THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION 411 Anot uncommon situation in clinical practice is a young patient who presents with a high diastolic pressure and a normal systolic reading, such as 135/95 mm Hg, or isolated diastolic hypertension. There is a dilemma here: should the patient be treated or not? Traditionally, diastolic pressure has been regarded as the most important of the three measures of pressure (the others being systolic and pulse pressure), but recent attention has been focused on… 

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