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Prehypertension and incidence of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis

Yuli Huang1, Sheng Wang1, Xiaoyan Cai2, Weiyi Mai3, Yunzhao Hu2, Hongfeng Tang2 and Dingli Xu1*

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1 Department of Cardiology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou 510515, China

2 Clinical Medicine Research Center, the Affiliated Hospital at Shunde, Southern Medical University (the First People’s Hospital of Shunde), Foshan, China

3 Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:177  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-177

Published: 2 August 2013

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Quality assessment and confounders adjusted in the included studies. Figure S1. Funnel plot of comparison, prehypertension vs. optimal blood pressure, outcome: cardiovascular morbidity.

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