Effect of Elevated Blood Pressure on Lifetime Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Abstract

Synopsis:

Individuals who experienced increases in blood pressure in middle age have an associated higher remaining lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially if untreated. Decreases in an elevated blood pressure in middle age will result in a significant lowering of the remaining lifetime risk for CVD.

Source:

Allen N, et al. Impact of blood pressure and blood pressure change during middle age on the remaining lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease. The Cardiovascular Lifetime Risk Pooling Project. Circulation 2012;125:37-44.

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