Home blood pressure control is low during the critical morning hours in patients with hypertension: The surge observational study

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Abstract

Background. The morning blood pressure (BP) surge is associated with a peak increase in vascular events.Objective. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate morning BP control in treated hypertensive patients using home BP (HBP) monitoring and to compare these findings with clinic BP control.Methods. Clinic BP was measured twice during a 2-week period, prior to medication. Seated HBP was measured, using a BHS-validated device, three times per day over a 2-week period. Assessments included morning (06:00-11:59), lunchtime (12:00-14:00) and evening (18:00-22:00) HBP control (all

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Practice
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Home blood pressure monitoring
  • Hypertension
  • Morning blood pressure control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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