Impact of prehypertension on common carotid artery intima-media thickness and left ventricular mass.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prehypertension has been recently introduced by JNC 7 as a new blood pressure (BP) category, associated with increased target-organ damage. Subclinical atherosclerosis by means of common artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) has been incompletely investigated in prehypertensive patients. The aim of our study was to assess the extent… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.528174


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