Physical activity in the prevention and management of high blood pressure.

  title={Physical activity in the prevention and management of high blood pressure.},
  author={Peter F. Kokkinos and Angeliki Giannelou and Athanasios I Manolis and Andreas Pittaras},
  journal={Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese},
  volume={50 1},
a menace to health until the latter part of the last century. Even until the sixties the prevailing belief among physicians was that a rise in blood pressure (BP) was an important and essential compensatory mechanism (thus essential blood pressure) to maintain adequate perfusion as an individual advanced in age. Based on that, the use of drugs to lower BP was scoffed at as “treatment of the manometer rather than of the patient”. In the mid 1960s and early 1970s Dr. Edward Freis and the Veterans… CONTINUE READING


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