Hypertension in young adults can increase stroke risk later:

Your teenaged son or daughter with a common type of high blood pressure may be at greater risk for stroke as well as damage to the kidneys and brain in adulthood, new research shows.

Individuals with isolated systolic hypertension exhibit systolic blood pressure of 140 or higher, but a normal diastolic pressure (lower reading) of around 80. The condition stiffens a section of the aorta — the major artery that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the body — that leads directly from the heart, called the proximal aorta.

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