Hypertension can increase the risk of heart disease. But if you are at a young age, your chances can be higher.
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Researchers at Duke University recently conducted a study published in JAMA to study hypertension in young adults based on new blood pressure levels set by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association .
In 2017, tissue normal blood pressure was defined as a systolic blood pressure of 120 or less, a diastolic blood pressure of 80 or more, hypertension of 120-129, under 80 years of age, first-degree hypertension of 80-89 or more and 130-139 years of age and second- 140 or more and 90 or more.
We examined 4,800 adults who measured blood pressure before the age of 40 to assess it. About half of the participants were African Americans and 55% were women. Scientists have grouped the subjects into the four BP groups mentioned above and traced them for about 19 years.
The results showed that people with high blood pressure before the age of 40 had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke and were higher than people under 40 years of normal blood pressure. In fact, hypertension before age 40 had 3.5 times the risk of heart disease and stroke.
"This is the first step in assessing whether hypertension is what young people should be concerned as a potential pioneer of a serious problem, as defined by the new standards," Yano Yuichiro, president, said in a statement, "According to observational studies, Shows that it helps identify those at risk for cardiovascular events. "
Scientists now want to confirm the findings and continue the investigation to encourage health care providers to better target young people with hypertension.
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