Scientific article

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

Other titleHypertension: is the actual definition adapted to women?
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 6, no. 257, p. 1448-1451
Publication date2010

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.

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension/epidemiology/*physiopathology/prevention & control
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • *Women's Health
Citation (ISO format)
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.
ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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