The parameters that are taken into account during diagnosis or treatment of hypertension are the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Also, the importance of pulse pressure (PP), which is the difference between SBP and DBP, has been highlighted in determining the outcome of hypertension. A radically new concept of blood pressure burden (BPB), which is the sum of SBP and DBP (SBP+DBP) is proposed.
Keywords: Blood pressure burden, Diastolic blood pressure, Hypertension, J curve, Physiology, Systolic blood pressure.
How to cite this article: Nair T. Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure: Do We add or subtract to estimate the Blood Pressure Burden? Hypertens J 2016;2(4):221-224.
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