Prehypertension and chronic kidney disease: the ox or the plow?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nearly ten years ago, practice recommendations supported use of the clinical classification of 'prehypertension' for people with systolic blood pressure of 120-139 mm Hg or diastolic pressure of 80-89 mm Hg. This recommendation was based on observations that these ranges of blood pressure were associated with enhanced cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks compared with blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg. Recent observations, including the report by Yano and colleagues, also suggest that prehypertension is an important risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Middleton, JP; Crowley, SD

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 232

PubMed ID

  • 22241558

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2011.393


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States