borderline isolated systolic hypertension

borderline isolated systolic hypertension

A subtype of HTN–systolic BP between 140 and 159 mm Hg, diastolic BP < 90 mm Hg; BISH is the most common type of untreated HTN in adults ≥ age 60; after 20 yrs of followup, 80% had progressed to definite HTN–vs 45% of normotensives with ↑ risk of cardiovascular disease
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