NEW YORK, November 7 – New US research has found that younger adults with high blood pressure before the age of 40 have a higher risk of cardiovascular events such as heart failure, stroke and blood vessels as they age.
Leading researchers at Duke Health, the study used the US blood pressure guidance issued in 2017, which reduced clinical definition of high blood pressure from earlier levels, to investigate & # 39; The association between the level of blood pressure (BP) in a young adult and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by middle age.
The participants included 4,851 young adults aged 18 to 30 who had blood pressure measurements before the age of 40 as part of the Young Coronary Arterial Risk (CARDIA) Risk Development study, which began in 1985.
Participants were then categorized into four groups based on their blood pressure levels: Normal (120 or systolic blood pressure higher than 80 diastolic or less); high (120-129 over 80); hypertension phase 1 (130-139 over 80-89); or an oversight of phase 2 (140 or over over 90 or more).
The researchers looked at participants' data over a median of 18.8 years.
The findings, published in JAMA, showed that participants with high blood pressure, phase 1 hypertension and hypertension of 2 to 40 years, as defined by 2017 guides, have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease events from & # 39; compared to those with normal blood pressure before the age of 40.
"This is a first step in assessing whether high blood pressure, as defined by the new criteria, is something that younger people should be worried about as a potential precursor to serious problems," he said. 39; r leading author Yuichiro Yano, MD, Ph.D. "Although this is an observational study, it shows that the new blood pressure guidelines are useful in identifying those that may be at risk for cardiovascular events." – AFP-Relaxnews