Blood pressure change and risk of hypertension associated with parental hypertension: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study.

@article{Wang2008BloodPC,
  title={Blood pressure change and risk of hypertension associated with parental hypertension: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study.},
  author={Nae-Yuh Wang and Jeffery Young and L. Meoni and Daniel E. Ford and Thomas P. Erlinger and Michael J. Klag},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 6},
  pages={643-8}
}
BACKGROUND Parental hypertension is used to classify hypertension risk in young adults, but the long-term association of parental hypertension with blood pressure (BP) change and risk of hypertension over the adult life span has not been well studied. METHODS We examined the association of parental hypertension with BP change and hypertension risk from young adulthood through the ninth decade of life in a longitudinal cohort of 1160 male former medical students with 54 years of follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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