Nighttime blood pressure: a target for therapy?

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serval:BIB_C5F2BA0B5DAA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Nighttime blood pressure: a target for therapy?
Journal
Current Hypertension Reports
Author(s)
Waeber B., Mourad J.J., O'Brien E.
ISSN
1534-3111[electronic], 1522-6417[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
12
Number
6
Pages
474-479
Language
english
Abstract
Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring is increasingly used in the evaluation of hypertensive patients. The ability to monitor BP throughout the day and night allows the detection of abnormal nocturnal BP patterns, the most common being a "nondipping" pattern, which is associated with increased cardiovascular risk; its correction appears to have a positive impact on cardiovascular outcome. Antihypertensive treatment should be individually adjusted to control BP during both daytime and nighttime. However, drug-induced lowering of nocturnal BP, if excessive, could amplify the morning BP surge in patients with daytime BP elevation, increasing the risk of developing a cardiovascular event. Ambulatory BP monitoring therefore represents a unique tool to establish the most appropriate antihypertensive drug regimen for the individual patient.
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Web of science
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15/12/2010 10:30
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20/08/2019 15:41
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