The performance of blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors as screening tests for ischaemic heart disease and stroke.

@article{Law2004ThePO,
  title={The performance of blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors as screening tests for ischaemic heart disease and stroke.},
  author={Malcolm R. Law and Nicholas J Wald and Joan K Morris},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={3-7}
}
This paper summarises the main evidence and conclusions relating to using blood pressure measurement as a screening test to identify people who will develop ischaemic heart disease (IHD) or stroke, as recently published in a Health Technology Assessment report. While blood pressure is recognised as an important cause of stroke and IHD, and lowering blood pressure can substantially lower the risk of these diseases, the measurement of blood pressure is a poor screening test. It is not good in… CONTINUE READING
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