Higher pulse pressure and risk for cardiovascular events in patients with essential hypertension: The Campania Salute Network.

@article{Mancusi2018HigherPP,
  title={Higher pulse pressure and risk for cardiovascular events in patients with essential hypertension: The Campania Salute Network.},
  author={Costantino Mancusi and Maria Angela Losi and Raffaele Izzo and Grazia Canciello and Maria Viviana Carlino and Giovanni Albano and N De Luca and Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni de Simone},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={235-243}
}
Background Increased pulse pressure is associated with structural target organ damage, especially in elderly patients, increasing cardiovascular risk. Design In this analysis, we investigated whether high pulse pressure retains a prognostic effect also when common markers of target organ damage are taken into account. Methods We analysed an unselected cohort of treated hypertensive patients from the Campania Salute Network registry ( n = 7336). Participants with available cardiac and carotid… CONTINUE READING