Hypertension in teens tied to later cardiac damage: study

Within seven years, signs of structural and functional cardiac damage were seen.
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Hypertension may precede premature cardiac damage in young adults, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Dr Andrew Agbaje, from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, used data from 17-year-olds participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, UK birth cohort, to examine the longitudinal course for the development of hypertension and cardiac damage in adolescents.