FROM THE PREHYPERTENSIVE ADOLESCENT TO THE HYPERTENSIVE ADULT: IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREDICT THE CONVERSION?

  • Fernandez G
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INTRODUCTION: There are many risk factors for developing hypertension. In the XXI century, smarter ways to investigate are needed, so preventing the turning of an adolescent into a hypertensive adult must be a priority. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to predict the risk of hypertension onset in adulthood, from cardiovascular tension and risk stratification since adolescence. METHODS: A representative sample of 125 adolescents from the project "Pesquisaje Escolar en la Adolescencia de Hipertension Arterial" (PESESCAD-HTA) was studied. They were diagnosed with prehypertension in 2001, and were followed for eight years (96 months) until January 2009. RESULTS: Two predictive indexes were obtained. The first, based on the total cardiovascular risk and the second from the multiplication of these risks with an accuracy index for each of 61.6% and 70.4%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The index based on the multiplication of cardiovascular risk can predict, with adequate accuracy, the turning of a prehypertensive adolescent into hypertensive once he/she reaches adulthood.

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Fernandez, G. A. P. (2019). FROM THE PREHYPERTENSIVE ADOLESCENT TO THE HYPERTENSIVE ADULT: IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREDICT THE CONVERSION? Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 73(9), 1820. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(19)32426-x

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