India's doctors issue new hypertension guidelines

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7281.258/b (Published 3 February 2001)
Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:258.3

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  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    With a rising prevalence of hypertension in the Indian population in the past 50 years and increasing cardiovascular disease, several associations of Indian doctors jointly issued detailed guidelines for hypertension control at the annual conference of the Association of Physicians of India last week.

    “We know that Indians are racially different from others and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease defined for us are different from those for other populations, such as Caucasians or Africans, as we are more prone to heart disease,” said Dr Gurpreet Wander, a member of the group that formulated the guidelines.

    “We also need our own …

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