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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Elevated exercise BP nonsignificant for CVD–related death after accounting for rest BP

Here's the most important part of this study -- "Specifically, among nonhypertensives with either normal BP or prehypertension at rest, elevated exercise BP at Bruce stage 2 >180 mm Hg/90 mm Hg identified individuals with up to 2.4-fold higher risk for future CVD death and added predictive value to rest BP and risk factors, possibly warranting more aggressive treatment than is currently recommended"


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