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Elevated nocturnal blood pressure and heart rate in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome.
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PMID:  21059182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Aim:  To compare ambulatory recordings of heart rate (HR) and blood pressure in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and healthy controls. We hypothesized both HR and blood pressure to be elevated among CFS patients. Methods:  Forty-four CFS patients aged 12-18 years were recruited from our paediatric outpatient clinic. The controls were 52 healthy adolescents having similar distribution of age and gender. 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and HR were recorded using a validated, portable oscillometric device. Results:  At night (sleep), HR, mean arterial blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure were significantly higher in CFS patients as compared with controls (p < 0.01). During daytime, HR was significantly higher among CFS patients (p < 0.05), whereas blood pressures were equal among the two groups. Conclusions:  The findings support previous experimental evidence of sympathetic predominance of cardiovascular control in adolescent CFS patients. Also, the findings prompt increased focus on cardiovascular risk assessment and suggest a possible target for therapeutic intervention.
Authors:
Harald Hurum; Dag Sulheim; Erik Thaulow; Vegard Bruun Wyller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2010 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Affiliation:
Division of Paediatrics, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway Department of Pediatrics, Østfold Hospital, Fredrikstad, Norway Department of Pediatrics, Innlandet Hospital, Lillehammer, Norway.
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