Association of systolic blood pressure with mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: A complex relationship.
Am Heart J. 2011 Mar;161(3):567-73
Authors: Ather S, Chan W, Chillar A, Aguilar D, Pritchett AM, Ramasubbu K, Wehrens XH, Deswal A, Bozkurt B
In ambulatory patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), high systolic blood pressure (SBP) is associated with better outcomes. However, it is not known whether there is a ceiling beyond which high SBP has a detrimental effect. Thus, our aim was to assess the linearity of association between SBP and mortality.
PMID: 21392613 [PubMed - in process]