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Blood pressure dysregulation syndrome. The case for control throughout the circadian cycle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11252761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressure dysregulation syndrome is characterized by abnormal swings in blood pressure following postural changes, meals, exercise, and during sleep. Although the syndrome may occur in normotensive individuals, a growing body of evidence suggests an association between blood pressure dysregulation and hypertension. Diagnosis can be aided using 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Improved understanding of the syndrome and heightened awareness of its existence in older persons can help clinicians provide more effective management of hypertension. Adequate control of blood pressure throughout the circadian cycle should be a treatment objective.
K Alagiakrishnan; K Masaki; I Schatz; J D Curb; P L Blanchette
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-16     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2, 55-6, 59-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Circadian Rhythm*
Heart Rate
Hypertension / physiopathology*
Hypotension / physiopathology*
Hypotension, Orthostatic / physiopathology

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