Left ventricular changes in isolated office hypertension: A blood pressure-matched comparison with normotension and sustained hypertension

Anna M. Grandi, Roberta Broggi, Sara Colombo, Rosa Santillo, Daniela Imperiale, Andrea Bertolini, Luigina Guasti, Achille Venco

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Abstract

Background: Isolated office (IO) hypertension is a benign condition according to some researchers, whereas others believe it is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities and increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study is to compare morphofunctional characteristics of the left ventricle (LV) in IO hypertensive subjects, normotensive subjects (hereafter, hypertensives and normotensives), and never-treated sustained hypertensives. The 3 groups were matched not only by age, sex, and body mass index but also by clinic blood pressure (BP) (IO hypertensives and sustained hypertensives) and daytime BP (IO hypertensives and normotensives). Methods: We enrolled 42 IO hypertensives (clinic BP >140 and/or 90 mm Hg and daytime BP ≤130/80 mm Hg), 42 sustained hypertensives (clinic BP >140 and/or 90 mm Hg and daytime BP ≥140 and/or 90 mm Hg) and 42 normotensives (clinic BP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2677-2681
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume161
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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