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Overcome Clinical Inertia to Control Systolic Blood Pressure

Patrick J. O'Connor, MD, MPH
Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(22):2677-2678. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.22.2677.
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GENERATIONS OF physicians have learned in lecture halls and clinics that normal blood pressure (BP) is less than 140/90 mm Hg. During the past 30 years, an unending stream of effective hypertension medications has been developed and marketed, and classic epidemiologic studies and clinical trials have demonstrated again and again the importance of aggressive treatment of hypertension.

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