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Pediatric Blood Pressure and Adult Preclinical Markers of Cardiovascular Disease


Magnussen, CG and Smith, KJ, Pediatric Blood Pressure and Adult Preclinical Markers of Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Medicine Insights: Blood Disorders, 9 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1179-545X (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4137/CMBD.S18887


A high blood pressure level in adults is considered the single most important modifiable risk factor for global disease burden, especially those of cardiovascular (CV) origin such as stroke and ischemic heart disease. Because blood pressure levels have been shown to persist from childhood to adulthood, elevations in pediatric levels have been hypothesized to lead to increased CV burden in adulthood and, as such, might provide a window in the life course where primordial and primary prevention could be focused. In the absence of substantive data directly linking childhood blood pressure levels to overt adult CV disease, this review outlines the available literature that examines the association between pediatric blood pressure and adult preclinical markers of CV disease.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pediatric, blood pressure, hypertension, prehypertension, cardiovascular disease, carotid intima-media thickness, flow-mediated dilatation, endothelial function, arterial stiffness, review
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)
UTAS Author:Smith, KJ (Dr Kylie Smith)
ID Code:109417
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-06-15
Last Modified:2017-02-15
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