Hypertension as a risk factor.

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In absolute terms, coronary artery disease is the most important consequence of hypertension. The second most common complication is stroke. The benefit of treating hypertension in the elderly is at least as great as in the young. The reason for the apparent inability of antihypertensive therapy to reduce coronary risk is not clear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-362, 366
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1989

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