Visit-to-Visit Variability of Blood Pressure and Coronary Heart Disease,
Stroke, Heart Failure, and Mortality
A Cohort Study. Paul Muntner, PhD; Jeff Whittle, MD; Amy I. Lynch, PhD.
Variability of blood pressure (BP) across outpatient
visits is frequently dismissed as random fluctuation around
a patient's underlying BP. During follow-up, 1194 fatal CHD or nonfatal MI events,
1948 deaths, 606 strokes, and 921 heart failure events occurred.
After multivariable adjustment, including for mean SBP, the hazard
ratio comparing participants in the highest versus........