This study examined the relationship between achieved blood pressure and risk of myocardial infarction among patients treated for hypertension.
Blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors were assessed among 718 myocardial infarction case patients and 2136 matched controls.
Blood pressure level was directly related to risk of myocardial infarction.
Patients with treated hypertension who had mild elevations in blood pressure accounted for a larger share of the excess myocardial infarction incidence than those who had higher blood pressure readings.
Achieving normotensive levels in treated hypertensive patients with uncontrolled blood pressure might prevent more than 15% of myocardial infarctions in the treated hypertensive population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Facteur risque, Hypertension artérielle, Homme, Surveillance, Traitement, Observance médicamenteuse, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude cas témoin, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Risk factor, Hypertension, Human, Surveillance, Treatment, Drug compliance, United States, North America, America, Case control study, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0517205
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 18/05/2000.