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Management of High Blood Pressure in Those without Overt Cardiovascular Disease Utilising Absolute Risk Scores

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Nelson, MR, Management of High Blood Pressure in Those without Overt Cardiovascular Disease Utilising Absolute Risk Scores, International Journal of Hypertension Article 595791. ISSN 2090-0392 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.4061/2011/595791

Abstract

Increasing blood pressure has a continuum of adverse risk for cardiovascular events. Traditionally this single measure was used to determine who to treat and how vigorously. However, estimating absolute risk rather than measurement of a single risk factor such as blood pressure is a superior method to identify who is most at risk of having an adverse cardiovascular event such as stroke or myocardial infarction, and therefore who wouldmost likely benefit fromtherapeutic intervention. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators must be used to estimate absolute risk in those without overt CVD as physician estimation is unreliable. Incorporation into usual practice and limitations of the strategy are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:73190
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-09-20
Last Modified:2013-01-31
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