Influence of pre-hypertension on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study.

@article{Lee2009InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of pre-hypertension on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study.},
  author={Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee and Derrick Mk Heng and Stefan Ma and S M Chew and Kenneth T Hughes and E H Tai},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={331-7}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of "pre-hypertension" (pre-HTN) itself, and in combination with other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in relation to mortality has not been assessed in Asian populations. METHODS From three cross-sectional studies conducted in Singapore (baseline 1982-1995), 5830 persons were grouped into normotensive (NT), pre-HTN or hypertensive (HTN). Follow-up (median 12.0 yrs, IQR 12-19 yrs) was done by linkage to the National Death Register. Outcomes included all-cause… CONTINUE READING