Prehypertension during young adulthood and coronary calcium later in life.

  title={Prehypertension during young adulthood and coronary calcium later in life.},
  author={Mark J. Pletcher and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Cora E. Lewis and Gina S. Wei and Stephen Sidney and John Jeffrey Carr and Eric Vittinghoff and Charles E Mcculloch and Stephen Benjamin Hulley},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={149 2},
BACKGROUND High blood pressure in middle age is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the consequences of low-level elevations during young adulthood are unknown. OBJECTIVE To measure the association between prehypertension exposure before age 35 years and coronary calcium later in life. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Four communities in the United States. PARTICIPANTS Black and white men and women age 18 to 30 years recruited for the CARDIA (Coronary… CONTINUE READING
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