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Long-Term Blood Pressure Variability Is Associated with Structural and Functional Changes to the Heart

Jueves, Agosto 13, 2020

Greater BP variability in early adulthood correlated with worse echocardiographic features at middle age.

Visit-to-visit blood pressure variability (BPV) has been associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, independent of BP level. To understand if BPV in early adulthood is associated with later subclinical alterations in cardiac structure and function, researchers used data from a U.S.-based community cohort study (CARDIA) in which participants aged 18 to 30 at enrollment underwent eight BP evaluations over 25 years of follow-up and an echocardiogram at year 25.

 

 

 

Código de aprobación:PP-CVP-PEB-0042