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Postural hypertension in elderly men--the Honolulu Heart Program.

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Title: Postural hypertension in elderly men--the Honolulu Heart Program.
Authors: Blanchette, Patricia L.
Issue Date: Feb 2000
Abstract: Postural hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure rises abnormally during standing. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of postural hypertension and its association with morbidity and subsequent mortality. At the fourth examination (1991-1993) of the Honolulu Heart Program longitudinal cohort, 3741 Japanese-American men aged 71-93 were examined. Prevalence of postural hypertension in this cohort was 39%. Although there was a high prevalence of postural hypertension in this cohort, its clinical significance is questionable as there were no significant correlations with morbidity and subsequent mortality.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53862
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2000



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