Hypertension is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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DEFINITION

Chronic elevation in bp (systolic ≥140 mmHg or diastolic ≥90 mmHg); etiology unknown in 80–95% of pts (“essential hypertension”). Always consider a secondary correctable form of hypertension, especially in pts under age 30 or those who become hypertensive after 55. Isolated systolic hypertension (systolic ≥140, diastolic <90) most common in elderly pts, due to reduced vascular compliance.

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TY - ELEC T1 - Hypertension ID - 623031 Y1 - 2017 PB - Harrison's Manual of Medicine UR - https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623031/all/Hypertension ER -