Prehypertension is not associated with all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

TitlePrehypertension is not associated with all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGuo X, Zhang X, Zheng L, Guo L, Li Z, Yu S, Yang H, Zhou X, Zou L, Zhang X, Sun Z, Li J, Sun Y
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue4
Paginatione61796
Date Published2013
Abstract

Quantitative associations between prehypertension or its two separate blood pressure (BP) ranges and cardiovascular disease (CVD) or all-cause mortality have not been reliably documented. In this study, we performed a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis to assess these relationships from prospective cohort studies.

DOI10.2174/1874120720130701002
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE