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Horm Metab Res. 2002 Jan;34(1):32-5.

A blood pressure cut-off level identified for renal failure, but not for macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes: a 10-year observation study.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University Hospital, 221 85 Lund, Sweden. Ole.Torffvit@med.lu.se

Abstract

AIMS:

Can a cut-off blood pressure level for major complications be identified?

METHODS:

A 10 years observation study in 385 type 2 diabetic patients.

RESULTS:

158 patients were affected with myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure or death, which occurred in 68, 55, 19 and 109 patients, respectively. No patient with a blood pressure below 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood pressure below 75 mmHg developed uraemia during the observation period. No such cut-off level was seen for myocardial infarction, stroke or death.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study shows that there seems to be a cut-off level for blood pressure for development of renal failure, while no level was found for cardio- or cerebrovascular disorders.

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11832999
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