Is the absence of a normal nocturnal fall in blood pressure (nondipping) associated with cardiovascular target organ damage? Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • The lack of a normal nocturnal fall in blood pressure is not associated with an increase in left ventricular mass or in arterial disease independently of age. Age-related changes in carotid artery wall thickness and plaque among nondippers may reflect a contribution of an altered baroreceptor function to the lack of normal nocturnal and supine blood pressure decreases.

publication date

  • October 2, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004872-199715090-00007

PubMed ID

  • 9321744

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 969

end page

  • 78

volume

  • 15

number

  • 9