Qual è il livello di pressione ottimale da raggiungere col trattamento antipertensivo?

Translated title of the contribution: Which is the optimal pressure level to be obtained with antihypertensive treatment?

A. Zanchetti

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Abstract

To what level blood pressure should be brought by antihypertensive treatment is a question with relevant clinical bearing that hypertensiologists have regrettably not yet investigated in a direct way. As a consequence of the lack of direct data on this problem, a dispute has been going on for some time as to whether a decrease in blood pressure below 85 mmHg increases, rather than further decreasing, the coronary risk of the hypertensive patients (the "J-curve" hypothesis). The problem has been finally approached through the design and the initiation of an appropriate large controlled trial, the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) study.

Translated title of the contributionWhich is the optimal pressure level to be obtained with antihypertensive treatment?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalCardiologia
Volume39
Issue number12 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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