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Characterisation of hypertensive patients according to 24 H peripheral resistance.
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PMID:  9711187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To clarify whether a circadian rhythm of peripheral resistance exists in humans and whether hypertensive patients represent a homogeneous category in this respect, 15 normotensives aged 31 +/- 4 years and 30 hypertensives aged 41 +/- 13 years were confined to bed for 22 h and forearm flow recorded automatically. Night-time BP values were higher in hypertensive patients (Group B) whose night/day ratios of mean BP were below the 95% C.I. of the normal regression of the normotensives, than in those falling within the 95% C.I. (Group A). Forearm resistance was lower during sleep than during waking in Group A and in the normotensive controls, paralleling the nocturnal blood pressure fall. On the contrary, in the Group B hypertensives, despite a comparable night-time BP decrease, forearm resistance was higher during sleep than during waking.
E Casiglia; J Staessen; G Ginocchio; A Pizziol; A Mazza; C Onesto; P Palatini; A C Pessina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-02     Completed Date:  1998-09-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure
Circadian Rhythm*
Forearm / blood supply
Hypertension / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Reference Values
Regional Blood Flow
Regression Analysis
Sleep / physiology
Vascular Resistance*

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