Rays of light into the ‘black-box’ of exercise hypertension

Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Hans-Georg Predel

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2047487320918343,
Based on resting arterial blood pressure (BP) measurements, the overall prevalence of arterial hypertension (AH) is high (30–45%) and increases with age. In people aged over 60 years the prevalence is estimated to be greater than 60%.1 Elevated BP is a leading global contributor to premature death showing an independent and continuous relationship with the incidence of several cardiovascular and renal diseases, starting at systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) levels even as low as 115–110 mmHg and 75–70 mmHg, respectively…….