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Sleep and blood pressure.
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PMID:  1156749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Direct arterial pressure was recorded continuously over 24 hours in 18 totally unrestricted people (six normotensives, four untreated hypertensives, and eight treated hypertensives). There was an almost equal fall of about 20% in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure during sleep in the three groups when compared with their waking pressures. This fall in pressure was greater than that observed previously in patients sleeping in a laboratory or hospital. Furthermore, it suggests that hypertensive subjects do not have a higher centrally-induced vasoactive component and that hypotensive drugs do not alter the pattern of blood pressure behaviour induced by sleep.
W A Littler; A J Honour; R D Carter; P Sleight
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-04     Completed Date:  1975-12-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Hypertension / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Sleep / physiology*
Time Factors

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