This study sought to determine if individuals with high-normal blood pressure (diastolic blood pressure of 85-89 mm Hg) progress to hypertension more frequently than those with normal blood pressure (diastolic blood pressure less than 85 mm Hg), thus advancing to a higher cardiovascular risk category.
Individuals from the Framingham Heart Study were placed in normal and high-normal blood pressure categories and followed for 26 years for the development of hypertension.
With hypertension defined as a diastolic blood pressure of 95 mm Hg or greater or the initiation of antihypertensive therapy, 23.6% of men and 36.2% of women with normal blood pressure developed hypertension compared with 54.2% of men and 60.6% of women with high-normal blood pressure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Etude longitudinale, Evolution, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Age, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Follow up study, Evolution, Cardiovascular disease, Age, Human
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Cote : 91-0448246
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.