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Ramón Abarquez Jr.

Ramón F. Abarquez Jr., Philippine cardiologist (09 July 1928 –

Discovered two pathways of hypertension: the slow and the rapid onset

Proposed the concept that family members living together share the same hypertensive risk factors

Suggested 140/90 mark to level for hypertension 20 years before it was recognized

Found that by treating hypertensive patients with medication and digitalis or digoxin, the onset of left ventricular hypertrophy can be prevented

Devised the raised-arm maneuver to distinguish hypertensive and normal applicants
Created dynamic exercise electrocardiogram