© 1980

Epidemiology of Arterial Blood Pressure

  • H. Kesteloot
  • J. V. Joossens

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Methodological Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. C. Arntzenius, F. H. Bonjer, M. C. Huige, E. van Vollenhoven
      Pages 3-28
    3. P. Pietinen, J. Tuomilehto
      Pages 29-44
    4. J. V. Joossens, J. Claessens, J. Geboers, J. H. Claes
      Pages 45-63
  3. Epidemiology and Blood Pressure in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. G. S. Berenson, A. W. Voors, L. S. Webber
      Pages 77-97
  4. Epidemiology of Blood Pressure in Adolescents and Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. J. C. Demanet, K. Samii, G. Rorive, Y. Maus, E. Coussaert, P. Smets
      Pages 121-144
    3. H. Geizerová, J. Widimský, Z. Piša, J. Hurych, Z. Hejl, H. Pistulková
      Pages 163-171
  5. Blood Pressure Distribution in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. J. Pereira Miguel, F. de Pádua
      Pages 175-185
    3. J. L. Richard, C. Bloch, M. T. Guillanneuf, J. Lellouch
      Pages 187-205
    4. Dj. Kozarević, D. McGee
      Pages 207-216
  6. Determinants of Blood Pressure in Low Blood Pressure Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227

About this book


Hypertension is a major health problem and contrary to ischemic heart disease, which occurs only in Western countries, its distribution is almost universal. It is this universality that has prompted us to gather, in this book, data on arterial blood pressure obtained in different parts of the world. Moreover, cerebrovascular mortality, which is the commonest cause of death from hypertension, is decreasing in most Western countries and in Japan, and the reasons for this are still far from clear. A major problem in comparing blood pressure values from different centers is the standardization of the measurement. Complete standardization will never be achieved if one takes into account the numerous factors that may influence blood pressure in epidemiological studies. Whether blood pressures are measured by doctors or by technicians, are recorded at home, in the working place or in a hospital, in sitting, standing or supine position, and is taken during the same examination-all of these whether a blood sample factors can influence blood pressure measurement. But meals, time of day (blood pressure being higher in the evening), heart rate, cuff size, stethoscope used, digit preference, month of year, temperature, etc., can equally influence the measurement. Home reading of arterial blood pressure at standardized times is probably the best answer to all of these problems and has been used with gratifying results in a comparative study between Belgium and Korea.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Kesteloot
    • 1
  • J. V. Joossens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySt.-Rafaël University HospitalLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of EpidemiologySt.-Rafaël University HospitalLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Epidemiology of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Editors H. Kesteloot
    J.V. Joosens
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-2386-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-8895-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-8893-4
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 531
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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