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ISRN Biomathematics
Volume 2013, Article ID 342970, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/342970
Research Article

A Note on Hypertension Classification Scheme and Soft Computing Decision Making System

1Department of Mathematics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211004, India
2Applied Mechanics Department, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211004, India
3Department of Mathematics, Dayanand College of Commerce, Latur 413512, India

Received 22 July 2013; Accepted 28 August 2013

Academic Editors: V. P. Emerenciano and J. R. C. Piqueira

Copyright © 2013 Pankaj Srivastava et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Nowadays young professionals are a soft target of hypertension due to the increased work pressure and poor tolerance. Many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Most of the time, there are no symptoms, but when this condition goes untreated it damages arteries and vital organs throughout the body and that is why it is also termed as the silent killer. Complications arising from hypertension could lead to stroke and heart failure. Soft computing approach provides a sharper conclusion from vague, ambiguous, and imprecise data (generally found in medical field) using linguistic variables. In this study, a soft computing diagnostic support system for the risk assessment of hypertension is proposed.