Treated blood pressure, rather than pretreatment, predicts survival in hypertensive patients. A report from the DHSS Hypertension Care Computing Project (DHCCP).

A group of hypertensive patients (n = 2855) with an untreated diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 90 mmHg were followed in the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) Hypertension Care Computing Project (DHCCP) for periods of up to 10 years. During this period 191 of these patients died. Survival was assessed in relation to… CONTINUE READING