Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death

http://ift.tt/2qvL810 When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications. According to a new study, diagnosis of high blood pressure at an earlier age is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular death and signifies an inherited predisposition for the disease. The findings offer important prognostic information in assessing an individual’s cardiovascular risk.

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