Increased short-term blood pressure variability is associated with early left ventricular systolic dysfunction in newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients

Alfonso Tatasciore, Marco Zimarino, Roberto Tommasi, Giulia Renda, Giuseppe Schillaci, Gianfranco Parati, Raffaele De Caterina

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Twenty-four-hour blood pressure (BP) variability, by ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), has been related to left ventricular hypertrophy, independent of mean BP values. We tested the hypothesis that short-term BP variability (BPV) is also related to subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction. METHODS: We assessed 24-h SBP and DBP variabilities, quantified as standard deviation (SD) of daytime (awake) BP values and as weighted SD of 24-h BP (24-h-weighted BPV), in 309 recently (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1653-1661
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • blood pressure variability
  • hypertension
  • left ventricular systolic function
  • midwall fractional shortening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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