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Morning blood pressure surge varies with age and gender in hypertensive individuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18602176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many studies revealed that most cardio-cerebrovascular events were closely related to morning blood pressure surge (MBPS). The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship of MBPS with age and gender in hypertensive individuals, morning blood pressures of a total of 1100 cases with primary hypertension were analyzed. In our study, the morning systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure (PP) of hypertensives with MBPS were all higher (P<0.01). MBPS values were correlated with age (r=0.061, P<0.05). In hypertensive individuals with MBPS, morning SBP and PP increased while morning DBP decreased (P<0.01) as patients aged. Morning DBP and MAP of female patients were lower while morning PP was higher (P<0.01). These results indicated that MBPS was associated with both age and gender in hypertensive individuals.
Ningling Sun; Yang Xi; Shan Jing; Xining Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-15     Completed Date:  2009-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure*
Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution

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