Observed Benefits of Antihypertensive Treatment Temporal Trends in Cardiovascular Disease Increased Treatment of Hypertension Does Not Explain the Decline in Stroke Mortality in the United States , 1970-1980


The steady decline in mortality from stroke in the United States accelerated markedly in the 1970s. It has been widely assumed that an increase in the rate of treatment of hypertension is the most likely explanation for this major public health achievement. An analysis of available information, however, suggests that improvements in the community control of… (More)

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