In this article, Freis noted that though hypertension was one of the few important cardiovascular diseases that could be treated,
its nature--progressive over decades and often without symptoms--presented special challenges to physicians. Prescribing treatment
was only a first step; physicians would need to convince patients of the need for long-term treatment, and then follow their
cases, making adjustments to medication as needed, and enlisting family and community resources to support the effort.
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Freis, Edward D.
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "The Challenge of Hypertension." Cardiovascular Review, (1972): 60-61. Article. 2 Images.
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The VA Cooperative Study and the Beginning of Routine Hypertension Screening, 1964-1980