Walking Speed Predicts Blood Pressure Risks in the Elderly


Walking speed appears to be a simple measure for identifying elderly patients most at risk for adverse outcomes relating to high blood pressure (BP). In a study of patients aged 65 and older who were fast walkers, those with an elevated systolic BP had a greater mortality risk than those without. Abstract: Archives of Internal Medicine, July 2012 (online).[xyz_lbx_custom_shortcode id=2]

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