Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as duration of elevated blood pressure — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
If you have hypertension (elevated blood pressure), how long has it been elevated? Don't include periods where it was normalized by medication or other means.
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / don't know
→ Less than two years
→ 2 to 6 years
→ 6 to 10 years
→ More than 10 years
While systolic blood pressure is a better predictor of cardiovascular events than diastolic blood pressure or pulse pressure, all three measures are strongly and directly related to the risk of coronary and cerebrovascular events. [Archives of Internal Medicine, 2001; 161: pp.1183-92]