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Screening for hypertension in the emergency department
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    better recognition of hypertension is warranted even in subjects aged

    The statement that "frequency of hypertension is very low below [the age of 35]"(1) should be qualified by the caveat that hypertension is acknowledged to be underdiagnosed in children and adolscents(2), and that, over the past decade, blood pressure has, in fact, increased in those two age groups(3). Accordingly,if anything, we are in the middle of a demographic change in the prevalence of hypertension, with the potentia...

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