Santos AB, Gupta DK, Bello NA, Gori M, Claggett B, Fuchs FD, Shah AM, Coresh J, Sharrett AR, Cheng S, Solomon SD. Prehypertension is Associated With Abnormalities of Cardiac Structure and Function in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. American journal of hypertension. 2016 May;29(29). 568-74. PMID: 26350299 [PubMed]
Prehypertension (blood pressure (BP) of 120-139 mm Hg systolic and/or 80-89 mm Hg diastolic) is highly prevalent and is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Our goal was to investigate the extent to which prehypertension is associated with end-organ alterations in cardiac structure and function in a large biracial cohort of older men and women.