Mean arterial pressure is better at predicting future metabolic syndrome in the normotensive elderly: a prospective cohort study in Taiwan.

@article{Hsu2015MeanAP,
  title={Mean arterial pressure is better at predicting future metabolic syndrome in the normotensive elderly: a prospective cohort study in Taiwan.},
  author={Chun-Hsien Hsu and Jin-Biou Chang and I-Chao Liu and Shu Chuen Lau and Shu-Man Yu and C H Hsieh and Jiunn-diann Lin and Yao-jen Liang and Dee Pei and Yen-Lin Chen},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={72},
  pages={76-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare four different blood pressure (BP) measurements-systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and pulse pressure (PP)-in predicting future metabolic syndrome (MetS) among the normotensive elderly population, and to estimate the optimal cutoff value of the best single measurement for clinical practice. METHODS A total of 2782 non-medicated participants aged ≥ 60 years were enrolled in a standard health examination program in Taiwan from January 2004… CONTINUE READING