Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Antihypertensive treatment substantially reduces the risk of heart failure, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Current guidelines recommend screening all adults for high blood pressure (BP). Lifestyle modifications to help control high BP include weight loss, exercise, moderation of alcohol intake, and a diet low in sodium and saturated fats and high in fruits and vegetables. Out-of-office BP monitoring should be used to confirm suspected white coat effect, especially in patients with apparent resistant hypertension.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Winter, KH; Tuttle, LA; Viera, AJ

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 179 - 194

PubMed ID

  • 23402468

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-299X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pop.2012.11.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States