Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is central in the management of hypertension. Factors related to BP, such as body mass index (BMI), may differently affect particular aspects of 24-hour ABPM profiles. However, the relevance of BMI, the most used index of adiposity, has been underappreciated in the determination of specific aspects of 24-hour ABPM profiles in hypertension. The authors evaluated the association between BMI and aspects of ABPM together with their associations with cardiac remodeling in 1841 patients. A positive association of BMI with 24-hour, daytime, and nighttime pulse pressure in untreated normal weight and overweight/obese hypertensive patients and a positive association of BMI with nocturnal BP parameters in treated overweight/obese hypertensive patients was observed. The clinical relevance of these findings was supported by the positive significant correlations of BMI-related BPs with left ventricular mass and atrial diameter.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism