Pulse pressure, prehypertension, and mortality: the San Antonio heart study.

@article{Lorenzo2009PulsePP,
  title={Pulse pressure, prehypertension, and mortality: the San Antonio heart study.},
  author={Carlos Lorenzo and Koko Aung and Michael P. Stern and Steven M. Haffner},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={1219-26}
}
BACKGROUND Prehypertension increases mortality risk. Pulse pressure is also associated with increased mortality. Nevertheless, the impact of pulse pressure on the relationship between prehypertension and mortality is not known in individuals who are free of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. METHODS Cox regression analysis was used to examine mortality risk among 3,632 (97.0%) participants in the San Antonio Heart Study (age range, 25-64 years; mean follow-up, 15.2 years). Results were… CONTINUE READING