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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

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  • Both systolic and diastolic hypertension significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. The belief that diastolic pressure (known as "heart's pressure") is more significant than systolic is false. Especially in people above 50, systolic hypertension is much more dangerous than diastolic.

WRITING GROUP
G. Stergiou, Chairman
A. Achimastos
E. Andreadis
I. Avramopoulos
M. Elissaf
N. Karatzas
T. Mountokalakis
D. Papadogiannis
K. Siamopoulos
E. Varsamis
K. Vemmos
D. Vlahakos