Research opportunities and directions on the blood pressure problem

Combining Predictors, Jeremiah Stamler*

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While only a small percentage of the population has high blood pressure, a much larger segment of the US population has a high-normal (above opti­mal) blood pressure, and is at increased risk for hy­pertension and its cardiovascular sequelae. Hyper­tension is thus a population-wide problem and must be approached in much the manner of other epidemic diseases. This paper examines some re­cent population studies and proposes directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646S-660S
JournalAmerican Journal of Hypertension
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1991


  • Blood pressure
  • Borderline hyper­tension
  • Diet
  • Environmental effects
  • Population studies
  • Salt intake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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