Prehypertension and Vascular-Renal Impairment

  • Celine Dreyfuss-Tubiana
  • Michel E. Safar
  • Jacques BlacherEmail author
Part of the Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection book series (UHCP)


The concept of prehypertension has been developed in late 1930s following a series of studies showing a progressive increase of premature death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons with blood pressure (BP) between 120 and 140 mmHg [1].


Arterial stiffness Microalbuminuria Target organ damage Cardiovascular risk Renal risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Celine Dreyfuss-Tubiana
    • 1
  • Michel E. Safar
    • 1
  • Jacques Blacher
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.AP-HP, Diagnosis and Therapeutic CenterParis-Descartes University, Hôtel Dieu University HospitalParisFrance

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