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BP load predicts cardiovascular damage in children
Key clinical point: BP load control is an emerging metric of pediatric hypertension control.
Major finding:even after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, and mean daytime ambulatory systolic blood pressure (P less than 0.0001).
Study details: Prospective investigation of 339 adolescents
Disclosures: The work was funded by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. The investigators had no commercial disclosures.
Urbina E. Joint Hypertension 2019, Abstract P2056.