Title: Characteristics of hypertensive patients according to 24 h peripheral resistance
Authors: Casiglia, E ×
Staessen, Jan A
Ginocchio, G
Pizziol, A
Mazza, A
Onesto, C
Palatini, P
Pessina, AC #
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Japanese Heart Journal Association
Series Title: Japanese heart journal vol:39 pages:355-362
Abstract: To clarify whether a circadian rhythm of peripheral resistance exists in humans and whether hypertensive patients represent a homogeneous category in this respect, 15 normotensives aged 31 +/- 4 years and 30 hypertensives aged 41 +/- 13 years were confined to bed for 22 h and forearm flow recorded automatically. Night-time BP values were higher in hypertensive patients (Group B) whose night/day ratios of mean BP were below the 95% C.I. of the normal regression of the normotensives, than in those falling within the 95% C.I. (Group A). Forearm resistance was lower during sleep than during waking in Group A and in the normotensive controls, paralleling the nocturnal blood pressure fall. On the contrary, in the Group B hypertensives, despite a comparable night-time BP decrease, forearm resistance was higher during sleep than during waking.
ISSN: 0021-4868
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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