Arteriolar narrowing as predictor of hypertension: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7464.514-c (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:514
  1. Tien Wong, associate professor (twong@unimelb.edu.au),
  2. Anoop Shankar, research associate
  1. Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia
  2. Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53726, USA

    EDITOR—Firstly, we agree that pre-existing blood pressure is an important predictor of overt hypertension. As in the Framingham study,1 our participants whose baseline blood pressure was classified as “prehypertensive” were more likely to develop clinical hypertension than those classified as “normal” (figure 2 in our paper). This effect was …

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