Is prehypertension a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases?

  title={Is prehypertension a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases?},
  author={A I Qureshi and Muhammed Fareed K Suri and Jawad F. Kirmani and Afshin A Divani and Yousef M. Mohammad},
  volume={36 9},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Joint National Committee on High Blood Pressure identified a new category of blood pressure in adults termed prehypertension. Our objective was to determine the long-term risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with this new category in a well-defined cohort of adults. METHODS We evaluated the association of prehypertension (120 to 139/80 to 89 mm Hg) and hypertension (>140/90 mm Hg) with the incidence of atherothrombotic brain infarction (ABI), all strokes… CONTINUE READING
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