Spurious systolic hypertension in young adults; prevalence of high brachial systolic blood pressure and low central pressure and its determinants.

@article{Hulsen2006SpuriousSH,
  title={Spurious systolic hypertension in young adults; prevalence of high brachial systolic blood pressure and low central pressure and its determinants.},
  author={Hans T Hulsen and Marie-Elise Nijdam and Willem-Jan W. Bos and Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal and Anath Oren and Diederick E. Grobbee and Michiel L. Bots},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1027-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and determinants of spurious systolic hypertension (SSH) in a population-based sample of young adults and estimate their 20-year risk of coronary heart disease. POPULATION AND METHODS Seven hundred and fifty young adults (352 men and 398 women), aged 26-31 years, from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Young Adults study were studied. Blood pressure levels were measured twice and central (aortic) pressures were derived by applanation tonometry on the radial… CONTINUE READING