Effects of dipping and psychological traits on morning surge in blood pressure in healthy people

L. FitzGerald, C. Ottaviani, I. B. Goldstein, D. Shapiro

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Abstract

Despite the role of anxiety, depression and hostility in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, their impact on two significant cardiovascular risk factors, nocturnal dipping and morning surge in blood pressure (MSBP), are largely ignored and primarily studied in clinical populations. This study examined the effects of dipping and psychological traits on MSBP in healthy people. Nocturnal dipping and MSBP were derived from 24-h ambulatory BP obtained in 77 men and 79 women, mean age 32.8 (s.d.: 7.4). Differences in depression, anxiety and hostility were examined by questionnaires. Higher levels of dipping (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • blood pressure
  • depression
  • dipping
  • morning surge
  • normotensive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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