Effect of Blood Pressure on Cardiovascular Diseases at 10-Year Follow-Up

Nam Han Cho, Young Rak Cho, Mi Kyoung Park, Duk Kyu Kim, Chol Shin, Moon Kyu Lee, Sunghwan Suh

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The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently published a Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. However, the data in other ethnic groups are not well known. We evaluated the prevalence and associated cardiovascular prognosis of Korean subjects with newly reclassified hypertension based on the 2017ACC/AHA guideline. We analyzed data from the Korean Health and Genome Study (n = 10,038). Supine blood pressure (BP) was measured thrice following a standardized protocol and averaged. There was a significant linear relation between BP profiles and cardiovascular disease (CVD)/mortality. Hazard ratio for CVD increased above a systolic BP of 120mm Hg. Systolic BP ≥130mm Hg was significantly associated with increased risk of CVD, coronary heart disease, stroke, CVD death, and total deaths. There was a similar significant linear relation with diastolic BP categories between CVD risk and death. BP is associated with an increased risk of CVD or all-cause mortalities. Moreover, the new BP categories of the 2017ACC/AHA guideline could be applicable for predicting CVD and death in Korean population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1654-1659
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the research fund of Dong-A University , Busan, Republic of Korea. The funding source had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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© 2019 Elsevier Inc.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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