Natural history of blood pressure in sickle cell disease: risks for stroke and death associated with relative hypertension in sickle cell anemia.

@article{Pegelow1997NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of blood pressure in sickle cell disease: risks for stroke and death associated with relative hypertension in sickle cell anemia.},
  author={Charles H Pegelow and Linda H. Colangelo and Marilyn Steinberg and Elizabeth C. Wright and Judy E. Smith and George Phillips and Elliot P. Vichinsky},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={171-7}
}
PURPOSE Blood pressure in individuals who have sickle cell disease has been reported to be lower than published normal values. We determine whether and to what degree this is true, using data obtained as part of a large natural history study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Blood pressure was measured annually for 3,317 subjects with sickle cell disease who were 2 years old or older. Values obtained were compared with those reported by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I and II… CONTINUE READING

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