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Chronic exposure to higher BP in young adults is associated with cardiac dysfunction in middle age

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3384 (Published 23 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3384
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Young adults with blood pressure at the higher end of the normal range that continues into middle age have a raised risk of left ventricular dysfunction, says a 25 year follow-up study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which suggests recommending lifestyle changes in younger people to reduce elevated blood pressure.

The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study followed up 2479 men and women aged 18 to 30 …

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