In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the prevailing opinion among many hypertension specialists and primary care physicians
was to treat all hypertensive patients, regardless of the severity or mildness of their condition. In this commentary piece,
Freis reviewed the arguments for and against treating milder cases with drug therapy, finally determining that "we may
be doing more harm than good by giving lifelong drug treatment to patients with borderline or mild hypertension."
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1982-07-29 (July 29, 1982)
Freis, Edward D.
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "Should Mild Hypertension Be Treated?" New England Journal of Medicine 307, (29 July 1982): 306-309.
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Massachusetts Medical Society
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
After 1980: Changing Trends in Hypertension Therapy