High blood pressure reasons differ by gender: Study

High blood pressure reasons differ by gender: Study

A new study led by the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension has revealed that reasons of high blood pressure differ by gender in teenagers as well as young adults.

Study author Catriona Syme, a postdoctoral fellow at the Toronto-based Hospital for Sick Children said blood pressure is mainly determined by three factors, viz. heart rate, stroke volume and the resistance to blood flow through the vessels.

The study showed that stroke volume was the main determinant of high volume among young and middle-aged women, while vascular resistance was the main determinant of blood pressure in men.

Speaking on the topic, Syme said, “The key takeaway from this study is that, for young and middle-aged women, stroke volume was the main determinant of blood pressure, while, in men, vascular resistance was the main determinant of blood pressure.”

In the study, the AHA Council on Hypertension was assisted by the AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease and the American Society of Hypertension.

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