oa South African Family Practice - Blood pressure control in a general practice : scientific letter

Volume 47, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7) 45 Scientific Letter Blood pressure control in a general practice To the Editor: The main aim of the prevention and treatment of hypertension is to prevent or minimise target organ disease, and thus decrease morbidity and mortality. In the latest version of the consensus document of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VII, May 2003)1, normal hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure less than 120 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg. Pre-hypertension is systolic pressure of 120-139 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure of ..

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