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What is the evidence base for diagnosing hypertension and for subsequent blood pressure treatment targets in the prevention of cardiovascular disease?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2015
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Title
What is the evidence base for diagnosing hypertension and for subsequent blood pressure treatment targets in the prevention of cardiovascular disease?
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0502-5
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Authors

Claire L. Schwartz, Richard J. McManus

Abstract

Diagnosing and treating hypertension plays an important role in minimising the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Early and accurate diagnosis of hypertension, as well as regular monitoring, is essential to meet treatment targets. In this article, current recommendations for the screening and diagnosis of hypertension are reviewed. The evidence for treatment targets specified in contemporary guidelines is evaluated and recommendations from the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK are compared. Finally, consideration is given as to how diagnosis and management of hypertension might develop in the future.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Kenya 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 59 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 19 31%
Student > Bachelor 11 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Student > Master 5 8%
Other 11 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 63%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 18%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Unspecified 2 3%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

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