Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Linked To Stroke Risk, Columbia University Study

Published: Mar 13, 2014

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People with blood pressure that is elevated but not enough to be considered "high" are still at an increased risk for strokes, according to a new analysis of past studies. Researchers found that having so-called prehypertension was linked to a 66 percent increased risk of stroke. "There has been disagreement in the community in general," Dr. Joshua Willey told Reuters Health. "Are these people at risk for stroke?"

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