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Pre-hypertension and central aortic haemodynamics

One quarter of any community may have normal (normal/high-normal) as
opposed to optimal or hypertensive blood pressures (BP). These individuals may be
at risk for a BP-related cardiovascular event, but do not qualify for BP-lowering
therapy as those at risk are difficult to identify. In the present thesis I sought to
determine whether aspects of non-invasively determined aortic BP may refine BPrelated
cardiovascular risk assessment in those with brachial BP values within
normotensive ranges.
In 1169 participants from a community sample of African ancestry, 319 (27%)
Date January 2015
CreatorsBooysen, Hendrik Le Roux
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish

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