Echocardiographic predictors of progression from prehypertension to hypertension

Erdogan D., Ozaydin M. , Icli A., Gonul E., Yucel H., Arslan A., ...More

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, vol.30, no.8, pp.1639-1645, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/hjh.0b013e3283550faa
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1639-1645


Background: Prehypertension (PHT) was recently introduced by replacing former categories of high-normal and above-optimal blood pressure (BP). The rationale for redefining this new category was to emphasize the excess cardiovascular risk associated with BP in this range and to focus high risk for developing hypertension (HT). However, no clear definite markers to identify prehypertensive patients at high risk of progressing to HT have been established yet. Accordingly, we aimed to establish echocardiographic predictors of progression from PHT to HT.