Why cardiovascular mortality is higher in treated hypertensives versus subjects of the same age, in the general population.

@article{Bntos2003WhyCM,
  title={Why cardiovascular mortality is higher in treated hypertensives versus subjects of the same age, in the general population.},
  author={Athanase B{\'e}n{\'e}tos and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Thomas and Kathryn E Bean and Louis Guize},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1635-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess whether increased cardiovascular mortality in treated hypertensives could be explained by high blood pressure levels, or by the presence of associated risk factors and/or associated diseases. DESIGN The study sample consisted of 8893 treated hypertensive men and women from the Investigations Préventives et Cliniques cohort, and 25880 gender-matched and age-matched untreated subjects from the same cohort. Vital status was obtained for an 8… CONTINUE READING

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