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Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Emergency Department

Ali Arhami Dolatabadi 1 , Maryam Motamedi 1 , * , Hamidreza Hatamabadi 2 and Hossein Alimohamadi 1
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1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: February 10, 2014, 19 (1); e7328
  • Published Online: January 25, 2014
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 20, 2012
  • Revised: September 12, 2012
  • Accepted: December 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.7328

To Cite: Arhami Dolatabadi A, Motamedi M, Hatamabadi H, Alimohamadi H. Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Emergency Department, Trauma Mon. 2014 ; 19(1):e7328. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.7328.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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