Systolic blood pressure and longitudinal progression of arterial stiffness: A quantitative meta‐analysis

By Wilson J
Published September 1, 2020

Key Takeaways

A quantitative meta‐analysis was conducted to present systolic blood pressure and longitudinal progression of arterial stiffness. Researchers carried out to search Medline and EMBASE for prospective studies reporting linear models between baseline BP and progression of arterial stiffness, with and without adjustment for demographic characteristics and baseline stiffness. Researchers included 22 populations from 21 reports out if 566 fully reviewed articles from 30,524 titles. This study findings demonstrate that baseline systolic BP was correlated with a clinically important progression of arterial stiffness, independent of age, serving a reference for the potential impact of arterial stiffness in mediating changes in clinical outcomes correlated with hypertension and serving a reference value to aid clinical trial design.

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