Title: Specific Genetic Influences on Nighttime Blood Pressure
Authors: Xu, Xiaojing ×
Su, Shaoyong
Treiber, Frank A
Vlietinck, Robert
Fagard, Robert
Derom, Cathérine
Gielen, Marij
Loos, Ruth J F
Snieder, Harold
Wang, Xiaoling #
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Series Title: American journal of hypertension vol:28 issue:4 pages:440-3
Article number: hpu162
Abstract: Nighttime blood pressure (BP) has been shown to be superior to daytime BP in predicting hypertension related target organ damage and cardiac mortality. In our Georgia Cardiovascular Twin Study, we showed that apart from the genes that also influence daytime BP, specific genetic determinants explained 44% and 67% of the nighttime systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) heritabilities, respectively. Here, we determined whether these results could be confirmed in a much larger twin cohort of young adults with 24-hour ambulatory BP measurements.
ISSN: 0895-7061
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Clinical Genetics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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