A Blood Pressure Cut-Off Level Identified for Renal Failure, but not for Macrovascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes: A 10-year Observation Study.

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Abstract. AIMS: Can a cut-off blood pressure level for major complications be identified? METHODS: A 10 years observation study in 385 type 2 diabetic patients. RESULTS: 158 patients were affected with myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure or death, which occurred in 68, 55, 19 and 109 patients, respectively. No patient with a blood pressure below 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood pressure below 75 mmHg developed uraemia during the observation period. No such cut-off level was seen for myocardial infarction, stroke or death. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that there seems to be a cut-off level for blood pressure for development of renal failure, while no level was found for cardio- or cerebrovascular disorders.


  • Ole Torffvit
  • Carl-David Agardh
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  • Other Clinical Medicine


  • Male, Kidney Failure/complications/*physiopathology, Glycosylated/metabolism, Human, Hemoglobin A, Female, Non-Insulin-Dependent/complications/*physiopathology, Diabetes Mellitus, Creatinine/blood, Cerebrovascular Accident/complications/epidemiology/physiopathology, Blood Pressure/*physiology, Adult, Albuminuria/urine, Middle Age, Myocardial Infarction/complications/*physiopathology, Proportional Hazards Models, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Medicine (Lund) (013230025), Unit on Vascular Diabetic Complications (013241510)