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Blood pressure monitoring, ambulatory

Elena Bellosta Diago, Jesús Pérez-Pérez, Sonia Santos Lasaosa, Alejandro Viloria Alebesque, Saül Martínez-Horta, Jaime Kulisevsky, Javier López Del Val
Cardiovascular events are a major cause of early death in the Huntington's disease (HD) population. Dysautonomia as well as deterioration of circadian rhythms can be detected early in the disease progression and can have profound effects on cardiac health. The aim of the present study was to determine if HD patients and premanifest mutation carriers present a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than non-mutation carrying controls METHODS: Prospective, cross-sectional, multicentre study of 38 HD mutation carriers (23 premanifest and 15 early-stage patients) compared to 38 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Ayse Selcan Koc, Ferıde Fatma Gorgulu, Yurdaer Donmez, Yahya Kemal Icen
PURPOSE: There are limited data about increased aortic intima-media thickness (A-IMT) in the presence of subclinical target organ damage in hypertensive (HT) patients. In this study, we aimed to determine the frequency of increased A-IMT, the parameters determining increased A-IMT, and the relationship between increased A-IMT and other vascular IMT measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 265 patients (mean age 54.1 ± 10.6 years, male/female 91/174) with essential HT...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Elif Guler, Nilgun Col, Mithat Buyukcelik, Ayse Balat
AIM: In recent years, survival rates of childhood cancers have significantly increased, and occurrence of long-term adverse late effects (eg, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, hypertension) has become increasingly important. Early diagnosis of obesity/hypertension in childhood is essential to avoid morbidity in the adulthood. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine the blood pressure (BP) profile by ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) method, and prevalence of hypertension, obesity, abdominal obesity among childhood cancer survivors...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Tatiana Duarte, Sara Gonçalves, Raquel Brito, Catarina Sá, Rita Marinheiro, Marta Fonseca, Rita Rodrigues, Filipe Seixo, Anabela Guerreiro, Andreia Fernandes, Cristina Carradas, Isabel Silvestre, Leonel Bernardino, Rui Caria
INTRODUCTION: Non-dipper and extreme dipper blood pressure (BP) profiles are associated with a worse cardiovascular prognosis. The relationship between nocturnal BP profile and hypertensive retinopathy (HR) is not fully established. AIM: To assess the association between the prevalence and severity of HR and nocturnal BP. METHODS: We prospectively studied hypertensive patients who underwent 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring. The population was divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of lesions and compared according to baseline characteristics, nocturnal BP profile (dippers, non-dippers, inverted dippers/risers and extreme dippers) and mean nocturnal systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) BP values...
March 7, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Panagiota Anyfanti, Sophia Chatzimichailidou, Areti Triantafyllou, Antonios Lazaridis, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
Predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcomes include elevated nighttime systolic blood pressure (SBP) and a non-dipping pattern. We investigated whether these factors correlate with systemic inflammation, cardiovascular risk, and markers of central and peripheral vascular damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease characterized by excess cardiovascular risk. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was applied in patients and controls. Vascular assessments included measurement of arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity) and carotid atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
E Shawkat, H Mistry, C Chmiel, L Webster, L Chappell, E D Johnstone, J E Myers
AIM: To compare the blood pressure (BP) lowering effects of labetalol and nifedipine modified release (MR) in hypertensive pregnant women. We also investigated the effect on the heart rate (HR) and determined the proportion of time spent in target. METHODS: This was an exploratory study. Women with chronic hypertension taking either labetalol or nifedipine were offered 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Sleep, wake and drug ingestion times were self-reported...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Catharine A Rhodes, D Gareth Beevers, David Churchill
To assess the feasibility of a prospective randomised trial of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) versus clinic blood pressure (CBP) readings for managing pregnancy hypertension. The primary outcome measure was admission to hospital. The secondary measures were number of antenatal attendances, use of anti-hypertensive drugs and duration of hospital stay. In general, there were no statistical differences between the two groups including the primary outcome, the rate of hospital admission p=0.76. 89% of participants would undergo ABPM in future pregnancies...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Mehran Abolbashari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to clarify the cardiovascular risk of white coat hypertension (WCH). RECENT FINDINGS: Cardiovascular risk of WCH has been evaluated in multiple meta-analyses and population-based studies. International Database on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Relation to Cardiovascular Outcomes study evaluated the cardiovascular risk in 653 patients with WCH and 5137 normotensive patients. The patients were age-matched and were followed for 10...
March 8, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Juliano Soares Rabello Moreira, Tatiana Pedroso de Paula, Luiza Ferreira Sperb, Maria Elisa Peinado Miller, Mirela Jobim de Azevedo, Luciana Verçoza Viana
AIMS: To evaluate nutritional and metabolic parameters associated with vitamin D status and blood pressure (BP) in type 2 diabetes and hypertensive patients. METHODS: BP evaluated by office and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM). Physical activity was evaluated by daily step count, body composition by DXA, and diet by a food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS: 116 patients were evaluated and median 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was 21 (16-27) ng/ml; 43% deficient (<20 ng/ml)...
March 5, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Smitha R Vidi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension is an independent risk factor for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Children with early CKD develop hypertension secondary to renal disease. This review aims to highlight recent advances that help us better understand the current role of hypertension in progression of CKD in children. RECENT FINDINGS: There is increasing evidence that children with CKD who have hypertension develop early atherosclerosis and cardiac adaptive changes...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Cesare Cuspidi, Rita Facchetti, Michele Bombelli, Carla Sala, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
AIM: Studies addressing the association between a reduced drop of heart rate (HR) at night with subclinical organ damage and cardiovascular events in the general population are scanty. We evaluated this issue in individuals enrolled in the Pressioni Monitorate E Loro Associazioni study. METHODS: At entry, 2021 individuals underwent diagnostic tests including laboratory investigations, 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring and echocardiography. Participants were followed from the initial medical visit for a time interval of 148 ± 27 months...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Antonio Matteo Amadu, Amardeep Ghosh Dastidar, Iwan Harries, Amy E Burchell, Laura E K Ratcliffe, Emma C Hart, Mark C K Hamilton, Julian F R Paton, Angus K Nightingale, Nathan E Manghat
We investigate the impact of dipper status on cardiac structure with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and 1.5T CMR were performed in 99 tertiary hypertension clinic patients. Subgroup analysis by extreme dipper (n = 9), dipper (n = 39), non-dipper (n = 35) and reverse dipper (n = 16) status was performed, matched in age, gender and BMI. Left ventricular (LV) mass was significantly higher for extreme dippers than dippers after correction for covariates (100 ± 6 g/m2 vs 79 ± 3 g/m2 , P = ...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Belma Kalaycı, Yunus Turgay Erten, Tunahan Akgün, Turgut Karabag, Furuzan Kokturk
BACKGROUNDS: Charlson Comorbidity index (CCI) is a scoring system to predict prognosis and mortality. It exhibits better utility when combined with age, age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ACCI and diurnal variation of blood pressure parameters in hypertensive patients and normotensive patients. METHODS: We enrolled 236 patients. All patients underwent a 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for evaluation of dipper or non-dipper pattern...
March 5, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Min Yin Goh, Melinda S Millard, Edmund C K Wong, David J Berlowitz, Marnie Graco, Rachel M Schembri, Douglas J Brown, Albert G Frauman, Christopher J O'Callaghan
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVES: To quantify diurnal blood pressure (BP) patterns and nocturnal hypertension and to measure diurnal urine production in people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI), compared with controls without SCI. SETTING: Chronic SCI population in the community in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Participants were recruited by advertisement, and sustained SCI at least a year prior or were healthy able-bodied volunteers...
March 2, 2018: Spinal Cord
Joon-Sik Kim, Joo-Hark Yi, Jinho Shin, Yeon-Soo Kim, Sang-Woong Han
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and intradialytic hypotension are independent risk factors for mortality in hemodialysis patients. We hypothesized that intradialytic exercise would increase blood pressure (BP) during dialysis and decrease it during the postdialytic period. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of acute intradialytic exercise on BP both during dialysis and for 20 hours post-dialysis, and to detect any differences in effects of aerobic exercise (AE), resistance exercise (RE), and usual care (UC-the control condition)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Dan Su, Anqi Song, Bin Yan, Qi Guo, Ya Gao, Yanhua Zhou, Fuling Zhou, Guang Yang, Chaoying Zhang
The abnormalities of blood pressure (BP) nocturnal decline have been found to be predictive for carotid plaque and lacunar infarction in patients with hypertension. In this study, BP dipping patterns in postmenopausal females with hypertension were investigated. The nocturnal decline of systolic BP (SBP) was evaluated using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM). A total of 163 postmenopausal females were eventually included in our study. The prevalence of reverse-dipper BP pattern was 32.3% in females with menopause age in their 40s and 40% in their 50s...
February 23, 2018: International Heart Journal
Matthew J Burns, Jeremy D Seed, Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Karambir Notay, Philip J Millar
Prior studies demonstrating clinical significance of noninvasive estimates of central blood pressure (BP) and pulse wave reflection have relied primarily on discrete resting measures. The aim of this study was to compare central BP and pulse wave reflection measures sampled during a single resting laboratory visit against those obtained under ambulatory conditions. The secondary aim was to investigate the reproducibility of ambulatory central BP and pulse wave reflection measurements. Forty healthy participants (21 males; 24 ± 3 years) completed three measurements of brachial artery pulse wave analysis (Oscar 2 with SphygmoCor Inside) in the laboratory followed by 24 hours of ambulatory monitoring...
February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
Arianna Morano, Agnese Ravera, Luca Agosta, Matteo Sappa, Yolanda Falcone, Gianfranco Fonte, Gianluca Isaia, Giovanni Carlo Isaia, Mario Bo
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure variability (BPV) may have prognostic implications for cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline; however, BPV has yet to be studied in old and very old people. AIMS: Aim of the present study was to evaluate the extent of BPV and to identify variables associated with BPV among older subjects. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients aged ≥ 65 years who underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was carried out...
February 23, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
A V Ushakov, V S Ivanchenko, A I Gordienko, N V Khimich, A A Gagarina
AIM: To investigate the changes of serum nerve growth factor (NGF) level in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) and obesity in dependence on the degree of psycho-emotional stress and physical activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 76 male patients with stage I and II AH with mean age 46.75±0.56 years (36 patients with and 40 without obesity). Control group consisted of 26 individuals without AH, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. All patients underwent ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring...
February 2018: Kardiologiia
Yusuke Sata, Dagmara Hering, Geoffrey A Head, Antony S Walton, Karlheinz Peter, Petra Marusic, Jaqueline Duval, Rebecca Lee, Louise J Hammond, Elisabeth A Lambert, Gavin W Lambert, Murray D Esler, Markus P Schlaich
BACKGROUND: Renal denervation (RDN) can reduce blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension, but less so in patients with isolated systolic hypertension. A possible explanation is that patients with stiffer arteries may have lesser neural contribution to their hypertension. METHOD: We hypothesized that arterial stiffness predicts the response to RDN. From ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) was calculated as 1 - the regression slope of DBP versus SBP...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
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