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Morning blood pressure is useful for detection of left ventricular hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  22581063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: When diagnosing hypertension (HT) it is essential to determine not only the level of raised blood pressure (BP), but also how the condition relates to organ damage. The best time to measure BP for diagnosing HT in patients on hemodialysis (HD) remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 100 HD patients (mean age 63.8 years, 60 males) were studied. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was detected by echocardiography and BP monitored for 1 week at 20 different times in the morning and night, before and after dialysis. We also checked for masked HT, i.e., patients with weekly morning HT, but not pre-dialysis HT. RESULTS: Average BP for the week was 141.9 ±19.0/79.6 ± 10.6 mmHg, with 68 patients classified as hypertensive. Average morning BP was 144.6 ± 19.8/81.7 ± 11.3 mmHg, and 71 patients had weekly morning HT. In addition, 62 patients had LVH and 51 patients had relative morning HT. Multiple logistic analyses showed that LVH was associated with weekly morning HT, morning HT on HD and non-HD days, average HT, and relative morning HT. However, evening, pre-dialysis, and post-dialysis HT showed no association with LVH. Masked HT was found in 20 % of patients. If HT had been diagnosed using only pre-dialysis BP, 20 of the 71 patients with weekly morning HT would not have been detected. CONCLUSION: Morning BP is useful for detecting LVH in HD patients. Monitoring of morning BP may be superior to measurements taken at other times for diagnosing HT.
Rika Ago; Ayumu Nakashima; Takayuki Naito; Shigehiro Doi; Mariko Ochiai; Naoki Hamaguchi; Yukio Yokoyama; Junko Tanaka; Noriaki Yorioka; Takao Masaki; Nobuoki Kohno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709923     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Molecular and Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
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