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Circadian variability of blood pressure in liver transplant recipients without antihypertensive therapy.
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PMID:  15866660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension is a frequent cardiovascular risk factor in liver transplant recipients. The usefulness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in these patients is unknown. This study was aimed at evaluating the circadian rhythms of blood pressure in liver allograft recipients. In 53 liver transplant patients blood pressure was measured with the Spacelabs device program. No patient received antihypertensive therapy for at least 15 days beforehand. Clinical blood pressure measurement showed 26 patients to be hypertensive. Of these, ABPM verified the diagnosis in 23. Overall, 72% of the patients were hypertensive, and 39.5% showed a nondipper pattern. Diastolic hypertension was more frequent than systolic hypertension. No differences were found in renal function, immunosuppressive therapy, or corticosteroids.
C Martínez-Rey; E Otero-Antón; S Tomé; M Rodríguez-Framil; A González-Quintela; C Calvo; R C Hermida; D Ayala; E Varo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0041-1345     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-03     Completed Date:  2005-09-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1515-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Internal Medicine Section, University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Circadian Rhythm*
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Liver Transplantation / physiology*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Retrospective Studies
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0/Antihypertensive Agents

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