Association of urinary albumin concentration with casual and ambulatory blood pressure: A similar relationship in normotensive and hypertensive subjects
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
These findings confirm earlier reports of the greater prevalence of microalbuminuria in patients with hypertension than in normotensive participants, as well as those reporting a continuous relationship in hypertensive participants. This study extends prior research to a normotensive subsample, in whom a similar relationship of blood pressure to microalbuminuria, using both ambulatory and casual measures of blood pressure, was found. Future research should investigate the causal direction of this relationship.