To determine whether classification of the severity of hypertension according to the World Health Organization (WHO) system, which utilizes additional clinical and laboratory findings, is superior to classification by blood pressure level alone in predicting prognostically important cardiac structural abnormalities and the risk of subsequent complications in asymptomatic subjects.
Two-hundred and twenty adults with uncomplicated essential hypertension underwent baseline clinical evaluation and echocardiography; 88% were subsequently followed for a mean of 11.6 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Indice gravité, Classification, OMS, Echelle évaluation, Pronostic, Etude comparative, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Severity score, Classification, WHO, Evaluation scale, Prognosis, Comparative study, Human, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0159980
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.