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High blood pressure associated with increased future risk of mitral regurgitation, finds study

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 17 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4810
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

High blood pressure in early adulthood is associated with increased risk of mitral regurgitation in later life, a large UK study has reported.1

“Our research suggests this common and disabling valve disorder is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, as previously assumed, but may be preventable,” said lead author Kazem Rahimi, from the George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford, UK. Until now, mitral valve regurgitation has largely been considered a degenerative disorder resulting from weakening of the valve with ageing. …

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