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High blood pressure more dangerous for women than men – The Australian

Young women should be aware of their blood pressure because even slightly elevated levels are linked to a higher risk of a heart attack in later life, researchers…

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  • By Rhys Blakely
  • The Times
  • An hour ago May 17, 2021
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Young women should be aware of their blood pressure because even slightly elevated levels are linked to a higher risk of a heart attack in later life, researchers have said.
Having mildly elevated blood pressure at the age of 41 was found to double the risk of a woman ­having a heart attack in her 50s, while it did not significantly raise the risk in men.
Doctors should be more ready to screen young women, the researchers say. They have also…

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