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

@article{Bulpitt1988TreatedBP,
  title={Treated blood pressure, rather than pretreatment, predicts survival in hypertensive patients. A report from the DHSS Hypertension Care Computing Project (DHCCP).},
  author={Christopher John Bulpitt and D. Gareth Beevers and Allison L. Butler and E. C. Coles and Astrid Elizabeth Fletcher and David Hunt and A. D. Munro-Faure and Roger B. Newson and P W O'Riordan and J. C. Petrie},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1988},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={627-32}
}
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 pretreatment blood pressure levels and blood pressure achieved during treatment. The blood pressure during treatment was a useful predictor of… CONTINUE READING