Prehypertension and cardiovascular disease risk in the Women's Health Initiative.

BACKGROUND Prehypertension is common and is associated with increased vascular mortality. The extent to which it increases risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction, stroke, and congestive heart failure is less clear. METHODS AND RESULTS We determined the prevalence of prehypertension, its association with other coronary risk factors, and the risk for… CONTINUE READING