Hypertension and cardiovascular risk management

John Kurien

in Hypertension

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ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Hypertension and cardiovascular risk management

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The objective of treatment of hypertension is to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its complications. This ensures patients have an increased life expectancy and improved quality of life. Treatment is aimed at addressing all risk factors and not the blood pressure readings alone.

Chapter.  2169 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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