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Hypertension: la définition actuelle est-elle adaptée la femme?

Wuerzner, G.
Jaunin-Stalder, N.
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2010, vol. 6, no. 257, p. 1448-1451
Abstract The control of blood pressure in men and women differs due to different physiological pathways. Moreover, conditions increasing the risk of hypertension, such as pre-eclampsia, exposure to oral contraceptives are specific to women. Men have a higher blood pressure than women from pubertal growth to advanced age. However, the definition of hypertension (blood pressure--140/90 mmHg) is the same for adult men and women. The management of hypertension should be based not only on the level of blood pressure, but also on the global cardiovascular risk. Sex is included in the global evaluation of the cardiovascular risk.
Keywords FemaleHumansHypertension/epidemiology/*physiopathology/prevention & controlMaleRisk Factors*Women's Health
PMID: 20806561
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WUERZNER, G. et al. Hypertension: la définition actuelle est-elle adaptée la femme?. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2010, vol. 6, n° 257, p. 1448-1451. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20594

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