Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Association of blood pressure variability with CV risk is irrespective of CV baseline risk

Blood pressure variability and risk of cardiovascular events and death in patients with hypertension and different baseline risks

Literature - Mehlum MH, Liestøl K, Kjeldsen SE, et al. - Eur Heart J 2018; published online ahead of print

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Patients with hypertension and higher BP variability are at increased risk of CV events as compared with those with low BP variability, irrespective of CV baseline risk. The association is stronger in younger patients, and those with a lower BP.

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