What should a family doctor know about central blood pressure?
Keywords:arterial hypertension, central blood pressure, antihypertensive agents
The article deals with a review of current data about the clinical importance of central blood pressure values in the routine practice of therapeutists. The mechanisms of formation of central blood pressure are considered. The article presents the data on the effect of various classes of antihypertensive agents on the values of peripheral and central blood pressure. The use of diuretics and non-vasodilating beta-blockers does not provide a decrease in central blood pressure proportionally to peripheral blood pressure.
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