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Relevance of prehypertension as a diagnostic category in asymptomatic adults

Fernando Costa Nary, Raul D. Santos, Antonio Gabriele Laurinavicius, Raquel Dilguerian de Oliveira Conceição, José Antonio Maluf de Carvalho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000300008

Objective:To assess the association of prehypertension with metabolic, inflammatory and cardiovascular risk profile in asymptomatic individuals.METHODS:Between 2006 and 2009, 11,011 asymptomatic adults (mean age: 43 years; 22% females), underwent a check-up protocol. They were divided into 3 groups: normotensive group (arterial pressure=120/80mmHg), prehypertensive group (arterial pressure >120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg or prior diagnosis of hypertension). Each group metabolic and cardiovascular group profile was assessed.RESULTS:The prevalence of normotension, prehypertension and hypertension was 27.9%, 53.9% and 18.2%, respectively. Prehypertensive individuals were older (mean […]