Impact of age on the importance of systolic and diastolic blood pressures for stroke risk: The MOnica, Risk, Genetics, Archiving, and Monograph (MORGAM) Project

Julie K K Vishram, Anders Borglykke, Anne H. Andreasen, Jørgen Jeppesen, Hans Ibsen, Torben Jørgensen, Grazyna Broda, Luigi Palmieri, Simona Giampaoli, Chiara Donfrancesco, Frank Kee, Giuseppe Mancia, Giancarlo Cesana, Kari Kuulasmaa, Susana Sans, Michael H. Olsen

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Abstract

This study investigates age-related shifts in the relative importance of systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressures as predictors of stroke and whether these relations are influenced by other cardiovascular risk factors. Using 34 European cohorts from the MOnica, Risk, Genetics, Archiving, and Monograph (MORGAM) Project with baseline between 1982 and 1997, 68 551 subjects aged 19 to 78 years, without cardiovascular disease and not receiving antihypertensive treatment, were included. During a mean of 13.2 years of follow-up, stroke incidence was 2.8%. Stroke risk was analyzed using hazard ratios per 10-mm Hg/5-mm Hg increase in SBP/DBP by multivariate-adjusted Cox regressions, including SBP and DBP simultaneously. Because of nonlinearity, DBP was analyzed separately for DBP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1123
Number of pages7
JournalHypertension
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • age
  • blood pressure
  • epidemiology
  • risk factors
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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