Does prehypertension represent an increased risk for incident hypertension and adverse cardiovascular outcome?

@article{Glasser2009DoesPR,
  title={Does prehypertension represent an increased risk for incident hypertension and adverse cardiovascular outcome?},
  author={Stephen P. Glasser and Jan N. Basile and Daniel T. Lackland},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={954-5}
}
Literature is accumulating that the presence of prehypertension (pre-HTN; defined as a blood pressure [BP] of 120 to 139 mm Hg systolic and/or 80 to 90 mm Hg diastolic) is associated with increased long-term risk. It remains controversial, however, as to whether prehypertensive BP alone or its association with its common risk factor accompaniments is important in determining ultimate risk. In the past, pre-HTN was called transient hypertension (HTN), borderline HTN, and high-normal BP. Although… CONTINUE READING
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