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Management of Hypertension in Athletes

  • Shafeeq Ahmed
  • Paul D. Thompson
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Abstract

Athletes have a lower incidence of high blood pressure than nonathletes, but the prevalence of hypertension among athletes is only 50% less than that in the general population [1]. Further, the risk of hypertension may actually be increased in some athletes and physically active individuals because of increased body mass. Indeed, hypertension is the most common cardiovascular problem in athletes.

Keywords

Calcium Channel Blocker Renal Artery Stenosis Loop Diuretic Target Organ Damage Secondary Hypertension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiovascular Services HospitalistHartford HospitalHartfordUSA

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