Extreme dipping: More complex than it looks

Cesare Cuspidi, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi

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Information on clinical and prognostic implications of the extreme dipping (ED) pattern is scanty and findings provided by studies are controversial. Increasing evidence suggests than mean night-time blood pressure (BP), a powerful predictor of cardiovascular outcomes, in ED can be markedly different between patients and distributed over a wide range of values ranging from hypotension to hypertension. On the whole, these findings emphasize the need to know that the ED pattern is a heterogeneous phenotype that deserve to be evaluated more in detail in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1285
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019


  • cardiovascular risk
  • extreme dipping
  • hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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