Intervention of Single Risk Factor: Hypertension

  • A. Zanchetti
  • F. Magrini
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The corollary to the conception of high blood pressure as a risk factor is that reduction of raised blood pressure will be of benefit in preventing or reversing cardiovascular disease, and that the means — mostly pharmacologic — lowering high blood pressure must not necessarily be specific, i.e. interfering with the causes of hypertension, but they must simply reduce arterial pressure significantly.


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  • F. Magrini

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