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Evaluation of hypertension and related target organ damage by average day-time blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3159516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aim of the present study was to verify whether average blood pressure continuously recorded throughout the day correlates with the degree of target organ damage more closely than casual pressure in hypertensive patients. The study was conducted in 102 subjects with borderline, moderate and severe hypertension. Our results confirm a closer relationship between cardiovascular complications and recorder blood pressure than casual pressure possibly because the latter less perfectly reflects the patients usual pressures which are generally lower. However our results further demonstrate that blood pressure variability also contributes to the degree of target organ damage since for equal average day-time pressures a greater severity of cardiovascular complications was observed in patients with the highest blood pressure variability and the highest peaks of pressure. These findings should be carefully considered when evaluating the effect of antihypertensive drugs.
A C Pessina; P Palatini; G Sperti; L Cordone; M Libardoni; L Mos; P Mormino; A Di Marco; C Dal Palù
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0730-0077     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Hypertens A     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-12     Completed Date:  1985-08-12     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207790     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens A     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Determination
Cardiomegaly / etiology*,  physiopathology
Hypertension / complications*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Retinal Diseases / etiology*,  physiopathology
Time Factors

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