Elevated blood pressure and hypertension can cause early cardiac damage during adolescence which is worsened by young adulthood, a paper published in the Journal of Pediatrics concludes. The study was conducted in collaboration between the University of Bristol in the UK and the University of Eastern Finland. It is well known that in adults, elevated blood pressure and hypertension are ‘silent killer diseases’ that result in kidney, heart, vascular, and brain damage, and subsequently in death. Annually, hypertension treatment costs billions of dollars in health care worldwide and is associated with rising health emergencies such as heart attack and stroke.

Elevated blood pressure can cause cardiac damage during adolescence as seen on The Hippocratic Post.