Blood pressure variability and the risk of all-cause mortality, incident myocardial infarction, and incident stroke in the cardiovascular health study.

@article{SuchyDicey2013BloodPV,
  title={Blood pressure variability and the risk of all-cause mortality, incident myocardial infarction, and incident stroke in the cardiovascular health study.},
  author={Astrid M. Suchy-Dicey and Erin R. Wallace and S V Elkind Mitchell and Maria Alejandra Aguilar and Rebecca F. Gottesman and Kenneth M Rice and Richard A. Kronmal and Bruce M. Psaty and William T. Longstreth},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1210-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recent reports have linked variability in visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure (SBP) to risk of mortality and stroke, independent of the effect of mean SBP level. This study aimed to evaluate whether variability in SBP is associated with all-cause mortality, incident myocardial infarction (MI), and incident stroke, independent of mean SBP or trends in SBP levels over time. METHODS The Cardiovascular Health Study is a longitudinal cohort study of vascular risk factors and disease… CONTINUE READING