Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in prehypertensive subjects.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in prehypertensive subjects. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Sep;12(1):44-50 Authors: Licitra R, Acconcia MC, Puddu PE, Pannarale G Abstract BACKGROUND: Although treatment of prehypertensives is feasible and effective, it is unclear how to define those who may benefit. We hypothesized that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) might be a tool for selecting prehypertensive subjects, classified according to the JNC 7, who later develop drug-treated hypertension. METHODS: Prehypertensives (n=107; 62 M, 45 F; age 50 ± 14 years) with or without cardiovascular risk factors were assessed for drug-treated hypertension development. They underwent ABPM at entry examination and were clinically followed-up for an average of 99 ± 42 months. Thereafter, subjects were divided into 2 groups according to the development of drug-treated hypertension. Stepwise logistic regression (LR) analysis was performed to assess the role of factors contributing independent prediction of outcome (i.e. drug-treated hypertension onset). RESULTS: In LR analysis body mass index [odds ratio (OR)=1.29, confidence intervals (CI)95% 1.03-1.62], female gender (OR=11.10, CI95% 2.66-46.30), total cholesterol (OR=1.03, CI95% 1.01-1.05), smoking (OR=3.90, CI95% 0.94-16.20), daytime SBP (OR=1.10, CI95% 1.01-1.19) and 24h DBP (OR=1.23, CI95% 1.08-1.41) predicted the development of hypertension. The criteria combining BP and ...
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