The relationship between casual blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in presumably healthy middle-aged men (in the age range of 50-60 years) was investigated in a cross-sectional study. It was found that people with high casual blood pressure (> 160 and/or > 95 mmHg) and who have no history of previous cardiovascular disease were older, heavier, had higher heart rates and blood glucose, smoked more and had more evidence of L.V.H. on E.C.G. than a control group who had normal or borderline casual blood pressure. It was concluded that even casually found hypertension in seemingly healthy individuals is associated with higher prevalence and degree of certain behavioral, physical and biochemical parameters frequently seen in people with ischaemic heart disease.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health