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Blood pressure often misdiagnosed in young adults

Public Health Lecturer Tom Marshall states that blood pressure varies from beat to beat and thus doctors should do three measurements to obtain accurate result. There is a 10% variation in an individuals reading of systolic pressure. 11 out of 36 men aged between 16 and 34 diagnosed with high blood pressure were accurate. The rest were receiving unnecessary treatment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Pak Tribune

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About: Blood pressure often misdiagnosed in young adults

Date: 18 April 2004

Source: Pak Tribune


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