Hypertension among siblings of persons with premature coronary heart disease

Lisa Yanek, Taryn F. Moy, Roger S Blumenthal, Judith V. Raqueño, Raphael M. Yook, Martha Hill, Lewis Becker, Diane M Becker

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To determine the extent to which the Fifth Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-V) guidelines were implemented in high-risk families with premature coronary heart disease, we examined the prevalence of hypertension and associated coronary risk factors in asymptomatic siblings of persons with documented premature coronary disease (30% of calories from fat; and only 14% were participating in vigorous physical activity three or more times per week. Comparisons with the national reference population revealed siblings to have a significantly higher prevalence of hypertension, along with significantly lower levels of awareness, treatment, and control. These findings demonstrate the intersection of multiple risk factors among hypertensive siblings and emphasize the need for more aggressive screening and treatment in this easily identifiable high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalHypertension
Volume32
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1998

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Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Family
  • Hypertension, detection and control
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors

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Hypertension among siblings of persons with premature coronary heart disease. / Yanek, Lisa; Moy, Taryn F.; Blumenthal, Roger S; Raqueño, Judith V.; Yook, Raphael M.; Hill, Martha; Becker, Lewis; Becker, Diane M.

In: Hypertension, Vol. 32, No. 1, 07.1998, p. 123-128.

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