To the Editor
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Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letter to editor (and response) Source Type: research

Body proportions, blood pressure and BMI: an association that is more than hydrostatics
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letter to editor (and response) Source Type: research

A novel concept: cardiovascular assessment of hypertensive patients in pharmacies
A range of cardiovascular investigations is required for the effective management of hypertension. To obtain these investigations my require the patient having to attend many facilities. A scheme for performing basic cardiovascular investigations in pharmacies is proposed. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Validation of the blood pressure measurement technology used in the Novacor Diasys 3 Plus (DIP-0001-00) upper-arm device for ambulatory blood pressure measurement, according to AAMI/ANSI/ISO 81060-2:2013, ESH-IP 2010 and MEDDEV 2.7/1
Conclusion The Novacor Diasys 3 Plus (model number DIP-0001-00), when used with the recommended cuffs, can be recommended for ambulatory BP measurement in the adult population. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Potential hypotensive effects of Umezu polyphenols: a 14-week community-based, double-masked and placebo-controlled trial
Conclusions The study failed to collect consistent evidence of a clear persistent hypotensive effect of Umezu polyphenols. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Brief reports Source Type: research

Hypertension in psoriasis patients: based on office and ambulatory blood pressure measurement
Conclusion Psoriasis is associated with a high rate of HTN. Masked HTN constitutes nearly one-third of hypertensive patients. ABPM increases the accuracy of HTN detection in psoriatic patients. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Brief reports Source Type: research

Effects of dapagliflozin on blood pressure variability in patients with prediabetes and prehypertension without pharmacological treatment: a randomized trial
Conclusions The administration of 10 mg dapagliflozin once daily for 90 days in patients with prediabetes and prehypertension decreased BPV by reducing 24-h and nighttime SBP, and increasing the dipper circadian BP pattern. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Trial Source Type: research

Ambulatory blood pressure variability and combined exercise training: comparison between hypertensive and normotensive postmenopausal women
Aim The aim of the study was to verify the effects of moderate combined aerobic and resistance exercises training in ambulatory blood pressure (ABPM) and its variability in hypertensive and normotensive postmenopausal women. Methods Twenty-six participants were divided into two groups: hypertensive (HT = 13) and normotensive (NT = 13). They performed 30 sessions of combined exercises (aerobic and resistance exercises at same session) over 10 weeks. We evaluated: resting BP and 24-h ABPM with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean blood pressure (MBP...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Does the mean 24-h pulse rate from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring reflect the mean 24-h ventricular rate from Holter electrocardiogram in atrial fibrillation patients?
Conclusion The mean 24-h pulse rate should not be used to represent the true ventricular rate for all atrial fibrillation patients. However, when lower the SD-pulse rate, the mVR-mPR becomes smaller. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Cardiac baroreflex function and vascular reactivity recovery after aerobic exercise in patients with early cirrhosis
Objective To investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on the cardiac baroreflex function and vascular reactivity in patients with cirrhosis. Methods Thirteen patients with cirrhosis were submitted to exercise and control intervention. At baseline and at 30 and 60 min following intervention, we evaluated cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (cBRS) and the baroreflex effectiveness index (BEI) using sequence technique. Vascular reactivity was assessed inducing reactive hyperemia before and 60 min after intervention. Results At baseline, there was no difference (P interaction = 0.848)...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Blood pressure management in emergency department patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
Conclusion Our study suggests that blood pressure monitoring is related to the frequency of blood pressure interventions and achievement of adequate blood pressure control in patients with sICH. There is significant variability in EDs’ achievement of the recommended close blood pressure monitoring and management in patients with sICH. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Mean arterial pressure and arterial stiffness in Japanese population: a secondary analysis based on a cross-sectional study
Previous researches demonstrate that mean arterial pressure (MAP) is associated with major cardiovascular events, but there are few research on the correlation between MAP and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (BaPWV). Thus, the present study is designated to examine the association between MAP and BaPWV. Our study is a cross-sectional study in Japanese. They participated in a medical check-up program which included BaPWV and standardized questionnaires. The main measurements include systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, BaPWV, ankle-brachial index (ABI), fatty liver diagnosed by ultrasonography, etc. It need...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Correlations between indices of dynamic components of ambulatory blood pressure and renal damage in elderly Chinese male with essential hypertension
Conclusion The ABPM indices associated with renal damage may be regarded as an early predictive marker for renal function impairment in Chinese elderly male patients with hypertension. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical methods and pathophysiology Source Type: research

Is auscultation an issue when validating 24-h blood pressure monitoring devices?
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Very-short-term blood pressure variability: complexities and challenges
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Complexities of short-term blood pressure variability interpretation
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Preliminary assessment of video-based blood pressure measurement according to ANSI/AAMI/ISO81060-2:2013 guideline accuracy criteria: Anura smartphone app with transdermal optimal imaging technology
Conclusions Anura meets ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standard with respect to BP measurement accuracy. As the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standard has not been developed for cuffless devices, further research assessing additional accuracy issues specific to such devices is needed. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the Globalcare GCE603 automated blood pressure monitor for self-measurement according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010
Conclusion According to the validation results on the basis of the ESH international protocol revision 2010, the Globalcare GCE603 automated upper-arm BP monitor can be recommended for home measurement in general population. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Accuracy of the WatchBP O3 device for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring according to the new criteria of the ISO81060-2 2018 protocol
Conclusions These data show that the Microlife WatchBP O3 monitor satisfied the ISO 81060-2:2018 standard requirements for a general population across a wide range of arm sizes and that also the protocol criteria for validation of devices intended for ambulatory BP monitoring were fulfilled. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Use of pulse contour technology for continuous blood pressure monitoring in pediatric patients
This study evaluates the accuracy of continuous blood pressure monitoring using pulse contour technology with the ClearSight monitoring device, a noninvasive alternative to placing an invasive arterial line, in pediatric patients. Methods Children younger than 18 years admitted to a pediatric ICU, who required an arterial line, and fit into the ClearSight finger cuff were included. Blood pressure measurement for systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures (MAP) obtained by the ClearSight device were compared with those obtained with the intra-arterial catheter as well as automated cuff measurements using the...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytic Methods and Statistical Analysis Source Type: research

Association between Visceral Adiposity Index and hypertension among Chinese Adults: a nationwide cross-sectional study in the China Health and Nutrition Survey
Background Visceral Adiposity Index (VAI) is an indicator of visceral adipose function. It showed an intense association with cardiometabolic risks, but it is unclear whether VAI is associated with hypertension. Objective We aim to determine the association of VAI with hypertension in Chinese adults. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional analysis of 5421 Chinese adults based on data which was from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) 2009. Multivariable logistic regression and linear regression were performed to confirm the association. Results In multivariable logistic regression analysis, there was ...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Postural blood pressure changes in the elderly: orthostatic hypotension and hypertension
Conclusion Orthostatic hypotension may be more significant in terms of falls, dementia and impaired IADLs scores in older adults than in OHT and control groups. It seems that OHT may be of no clinical importance in geriatric practice. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Effects of a personalized physical exercise program in peripheral and central blood pressure in community dwelling old hypertensive adults: the AGA@4life intervention model
We aimed at testing the effect of a tailored physical exercise intervention program on brachial and central blood pressure (bBP and cBP, respectively) in a group of hypertensive old adults. Thirty-three participants (mean age: 82 ± 9 years) were divided into two groups (intervention group and control group) according to their adherence to the physical training program. The exercise program included aerobic and strength components, prescribed in a personalized approach, and implemented under a strict control of two experienced professionals. An oscillometric-based device was used to measure bBP a...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Impact of self-measured blood pressure monitoring on hypertension management
Background An estimated 31% of adults in the USA have hypertension. The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. (CCC) program is an ongoing evidence-based hypertension management program that encourages participants to use remote blood pressure (BP) monitoring to take control of their cardiovascular health. The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring and tracking on high BP control among participants of the CCC program. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study among hypertensive men (n = 912) and women (n&thinsp...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Characterization of resting and exercise inter-arm differences in SBP to isometric handgrip exercise in males and females
Objectives To characterize the eIAD response to IHE in males and females. Methods On visit 1, participants (16 females and 15 males, aged 18–35 years) completed three maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC) per arm. On visit 2, before IHE, a series of three simultaneous, bilateral BP measures were averaged at rest. During IHE, participants maintained handgrip at 20% of MVIC for 2 minutes (arm randomly assigned), at which time bilateral BP was measured (IHE) during exercise and subsequent recovery (REC1 and REC2). Repeated-measures analysis of variance assessed eIAD and SBP (time × sex). Results ...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Blood pressure control in patients with chronic kidney disease according to office and home blood pressures
Objectives The aim of this study was to assess blood pressure (BP) control in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) according to office and home BP and to assess the prevalence of normal BP, white-coat uncontrolled hypertension (WUCH), masked uncontrolled hypertension (MUCH) and elevated BP. Methods Patients with renal failure with or without proteinuria were included in this multicenter observational study. Office BP was first measured by the physician using a self-monitoring BP device (three automatic readings), then by the patient at home (morning and evening) over 3 consecutive days. WUCH was defined as a sys...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Is the blood pressure different between the paralyzed and unaffected arms or legs?
Conclusion In the post-stroke patients with hemiplegic paralysis, the SBP and DBP levels of the paralyzed and unaffected arms or ankles were similar. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Comparison of self- and nurse-measured office blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease
Conclusion In a population of CKD patients, there is no clinically relevant difference in SMOBP and NMOBP when recorded at the same visit. However, in 25% of the patients, systolic BP differs ≥10 mmHg between the two measurement modalities. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Validation of the Rossmax AC1000f upper-arm blood pressure monitor in adults according to the British Hypertension Society Protocol
Conclusion The automated upper-arm blood pressure monitor Rossmax AC1000f has passed the requirements of the British Hypertension Society Protocol, and hence can be recommended for blood pressure measurement in adults. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Telehealth monitoring of a hypertensive elderly patient with the new VITASENIOR-MT system: a case study
We present a pilot study with a male hypertensive patient, aged 81 years old, under anti-hypertensive treatment, with epilepsy, arthritis and paroxistic atrial fibrillation as major comorbidities. The VITASENIOR-MT was installed at the patient’s assisted-dwelling house and a remote follow-up was implemented for 2 months, monitoring daily blood pressure and heart rate, as well as weight and indoor environmental parameters. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Impact of choosing the closest rather than the mean auscultatory blood pressure value on the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol device validation results
Conclusion Using the closest rather than the mean ARS value results in more favourable validation study results and increases likelihood of passing. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Validation of semi-automated flow-mediated dilation measurement in healthy volunteers
Conclusion Manually evaluated serial UNEX EF readings have good reproducibility and therefore, the optimal FMD workflow involves manual analyses prior to independent automated interrogation. The high non-diagnostic scan rate is most likely the result of insufficient training and indicates that semi-automatic devices such as UNEX EF should be used by experienced investigators to achieve optimal results. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytic Methods and Statistical Analysis Source Type: research

Prevalence and determinants of masked hypertension among obese individuals at the Yaoundé Central Hospital: a cross-sectional study in sub-Saharan Africa
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of masked hypertension in obese patients in Yaounde. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study from January to September 2017 at the National Obesity Center of the Yaounde Central Hospital. Masked hypertension was defined when the mean 24 h SBP was greater than or equal to 130 mmHg and/or the mean 24 h DBP was greater than or equal to 80 mmHg with normal office blood pressure (SBP/DBP) (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Profiles of BMI and blood pressure in young adults categorized by their components of height
Conclusion BMI and BP level of young adults are associated with their components of height, young adults with longer sitting height and higher SHR should be given special attention in the prevention of hypertension in their future lives. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Effect of blood insulin level on postprandial hypotension in elderly people
Objectives The aim of the study is to discuss the effect of postprandial insulin level on blood pressure in elderly patients by comparing the blood pressure, blood glucose, and insulin levels between patients with postprandial hypotension (PPH) and non-PPH over 80 years old during fasting and within 2 h after meal, and observing the changes of parameters in patients with PPH before and after treatment with acarbose. Methods and materials Twenty-five PPH patients and 27 non-PPH patients were selected. The blood pressure, blood glucose, and insulin levels during fasting and within 2 h after meal wer...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

The effect of Ramadan fasting on ambulatory blood pressure in treated hypertensive patients using diuretics
Objective The influence of the Ramadan fasting on blood pressure (BP) in patients taking diuretics therapy has not been addressed specifically yet. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of long Ramadan fasting on BP with ambulatory BP monitoring in hypertensive patients using diuretics. Methods This prospective, observational study was done on 129 hypertensive patients and was carried out in two groups: 73 treated hypertensive patients were assigned to the diuretic group and 56 treated hypertensive patients were allocated to the non-diuretic group. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was performed duri...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Influence of noninvasive central blood pressure devices for afterload monitoring with aortic velocity-pressure Loop in anesthetized patients
Background Global afterload angle (GALA) is a parameter derived from velocity-pressure loop (VP Loop), for continuous assessment of cardiac afterload in the operating room. It has been validated with invasive measure of central pressure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of noninvasive VP Loop obtained with central pressure measured with two different noninvasive tonometers. Methods A prospective, observational, monocentric study was conducted in 51 patients under general anesthesia. Invasive central pressure (cPINV) was measured with a fulfilled intravascular catheter, and noninvasive central pres...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Patients with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension have structural heart disease
Background The 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations lower the hypertension threshold to 130/80 mmHg and recommends treatment for high-risk patients. Our aim is to determine whether the new blood pressure categories are associated with left ventricular (LV) structural changes and whether echocardiograms can provide risk stratification and help treatment initiation. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study and performed screening echocardiograms to consecutive primary care patients. We calculated the Framingham score to identify patients with a low...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Physical activity is more related to adiposity in hypertensive than nonhypertensive middle-aged and older adults
Conclusion Leisure time and total physical activity were related to adiposity only in hypertensive adults. Higher physical activity levels could be important to adiposity control in hypertensive population. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods Source Type: research

Validation of the Omron HBP-1320 for professional use according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocol and the 2010 revision of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol
Conclusion Omron HBP-1320 met all requirements of the ANSI/AAMI/ISO protocol and ESH IP2. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - June 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the BIOS BD240 home blood pressure monitor in a multi-racial, multi-morbid Canadian population according to the International Standards Organization 2018 Protocol
Conclusion: The BIOS BD240 passed the requirements of the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/ISO standard for both SBP and DBP and can be recommended for use. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the Omron HBP-1320 for professional use according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2: 2013 protocol and the 2010 revision of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol
Conclusion Omron HBP-1320 met all requirements of the ANSI/AAMI/ISO protocol and ESH IP2. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Home blood pressure monitoring and e-Health: investigation of patients’ experience with the Hy-Result system
Conclusion: Most of the users described Hy-Result as an easy-to-use and useful tool. Patients are willing to use it on physician request. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Use of feedback on medium-term blood pressure measurement skills in medical students: a randomized controlled trial
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of feedback on medium-term blood pressure (BP) measurement skills in medical students versus a control group. Methods A randomized controlled trial in first-year medical students was conducted. After theoretical-practical training on measuring BP, the students were randomized into a control group or intervention group. The skill was assessed immediately after the training (T1) by evaluating students with a simulated standardized patient using a checklist. Students in the intervention group received feedback immediately after assessment, whereas the control group recei...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

The relationship between presystolic wave and nondipper hypertension
Background A presystolic wave (PSW) is commonly seen on Doppler examination of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), and the possible mechanism for PSW is considered to be left ventricular stiffness and impaired LV compliance. We aimed to compare the relationship between PSW and dipper, nondipper hypertension. Patients and methods A total of 83 patients were included in the study. The participating patients were divided into two groups as 42 patients with dipper hypertension and 41 patients with nondipper hypertension based on the results of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Results Left ventricular mass i...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Diagnosed in operating room with hypertension: a widespread but unseen affliction
Conclusion In addition to recommending a modification to the domain’s best practices, we provide a preliminary description of DIOR hypertension patient identifying characteristics (older, higher body weight and BMI, and higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroidism and obesity), so that DIOR hypertension patients may be more readily identified, and that future research may build on the findings, and that the operating team may remain generally aware that this problem can occur and be dealt with regardless of the patient’s medical history. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

A cohort-based comprehensive characterization of different patterns of very short-term, within-visit, blood pressure variability
Aim To characterize different patterns of variability of three repeated within-visit blood pressure (BP) readings and to determine the prevalence of specific variation trends in systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) blood pressure and pulse pressure (PP). Methods Data from 53 737 subjects from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed. In each subject, three consecutive BP measurements were performed with a minimum time-interval of at least 30 s. We propose three patterns of within-visit BP variability (separately for SBP, DBP and PP): (1) increasing trend (BP3 > BP2&t...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Higher visit-to-visit blood pressure variability and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide elevation: influence of left ventricular hypertrophy and left ventricular diastolic function
Conclusion Higher VVV was significantly associated with higher NT-proBNP independently of LV hypertrophy and diastolic function. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Morning blood pressure surge and diastolic dysfunction in patients with masked hypertension
In this study, we evaluated the association between morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) levels and diastolic function parameters in patients with masked hypertension (MH). Methods A total of 92 patients with diagnosis of MH were enrolled in the study. Patients were divided into three groups according to their MBPS levels. Cardiac dimensions, left atrial volume and ejection fraction were determined by transthoracic echocardiography. A two-dimensional Doppler echocardiogram was performed to evaluate diastolic function parameters including transmitral E-wave and A-wave velocity, mitral annular E′ and A′ velocit...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - May 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

The European Society of Hypertension International Protocol protocol
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research