Twenty-four hour blood pressure monitoring in the Syst-Eur trial

Jan Staessen, A. Amery, D. Clement, J. Cox, P. De Cort, R. Fagard, C. Guo, R. Marin, E. T. O’Brien, K. O’Malley, G. Manda, G. Parati, A. Ravogli, L. Thijs, J. Webster

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Abstract

This article describes the objectives and protocol of a study on ambulatory blood pressure in elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension. This study constitutes an optional side-project to the Syst-Eur trial. The multicentre Syst-Eur trial investigates whether antihypertensive treatment of elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension will influence the incidence of stroke. Secondary endpoints include cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction. The main objective of the side-project is to investigate whether ambulatory blood pressure monitoring will improve the prediction of cardiovascular complications based on blood pressure measurement in the clinic. The side-project also provides the opportunity to evaluate the diurnal profile of blood pressure in elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension randomized to placebo or active antihypertensive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular complications
  • elderly
  • isolated systolic hypertension
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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