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European guidelines on hypertension more flexible than those in United States

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1279
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    European experts in hypertension take a flexible approach to defining and treating high blood pressure, but the European and US guidelines are not really that far apart, said Dr Giuseppe Mancia, chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Milan-Bicocca. “The European goal is reduction of long term cardiovascular risk,” he said at the American Society of Hypertension meeting in New York last weekend.

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    US guidelines suggest that the risk of cardiovascular disease begins at 115/75 mm Hg

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