Mesure de la pression artérielle: meilleur moyen d'évaluer le risque cardiovasculaire [Measurement of blood pressure: best way to assess cardiovascular risk?]

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serval:BIB_9F6582E9A56F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Mesure de la pression artérielle: meilleur moyen d'évaluer le risque cardiovasculaire [Measurement of blood pressure: best way to assess cardiovascular risk?]
Journal
Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux
Author(s)
Waeber B., Brunner H.R.
ISSN
0003-9683
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
90
Number
Spec No 5
Pages
11-33
Language
french
Abstract
Measurement of the blood pressure by the physician remains an essential step in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk. Ambulatory measurement and self-measurement of blood pressure are ways of counteracting the "white coat" effect which is the rise in blood pressure many patients experience in the presence of doctors. Thus, it is possible to define the cardiovascular risk of hypertension and identify the patients with the greatest chance of benefiting from antihypertensive therapy. However, it must be realised that normotensive subjects during their everyday activities and becoming hypertensive in the doctor's surgery, may become hypertensive with time, irrespective of the means used to measure blood pressure. These patients should be followed up regularly even if the decision to treat has been postponed.
Keywords
Antihypertensive Agents, Blood Pressure Determination, Cardiovascular Diseases, Humans, Hypertension, Office Visits, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Stress, Psychological, Treatment Outcome
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Web of science
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06/03/2009 12:00
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