Prehypertension: demographics, pathophysiology, and treatment.


The term prehypertension, which first appeared in the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) in 2003, has sparked controversy in the field of hypertension. Systolic blood pressure (BP) rises with age in industrialized societies, but an individual's rate of rise of systolic BP and the age at which BP crosses the arbitrary threshold of… (More)


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