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The relation between blood pressure (BP) variation and hypertensive organ damage is controversial. The reproducibility of the circadian variation pattern acceptable as the standard for discriminating between "dippers" and "nondippers" has not yet been evaluated. We evaluated the reproducibility of "dipper" and "nondipper" patterns in essential hypertensives(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether autonomic nervous activity is involved in the recurrence of spontaneous coronary spasm in variant angina. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Cardiology department of a university hospital. PATIENTS 18 patients with variant angina were divided into single attack group (SA; nine patients) and multiple attack group(More)
PURPOSE To compare circadian changes of systemic circulation in patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and normal subjects. METHODS Forty-three patients with NTG and 226 normal subjects were enrolled in this study. Circulatory parameters, including blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate (PR), were measured in all subjects for 49 hours using an ambulatory(More)
BACKGROUND Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is thought to be a congenital disease, however, its exact prevalence is not known. This may be because of the intermittent activity of accessory pathways in some cases and fluctuations in autonomic tone. AIMS To investigate the prevalence of ventricular preexcitation by electrocardiography and reported symptoms in(More)
To evaluate the behavior of cardiac arrhythmias in dipper and nondipper hypertensive patients, 48-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, 24-h Holter electrocardiogram recording and echocardiographic studies were performed in 56 untreated outpatients with essential hypertension. These patients were divided into 2 groups according to the presence (dipper,(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the relationship of QT dispersion on 12-lead electrocardiograms and left ventricular mass index on echocardiograms associated with the circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP). Heart rate and BP were monitored every 30 min for 48 h in 62 patients with essential hypertension using an ambulatory BP monitoring device. The(More)
The aim of the study was to determine whether or not dipyridamole thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (201Tl-SPECT) has significant additive value for predicting perioperative cardiac events in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) undergoing vascular surgery. Routine preoperative 201Tl-SPECT was performed in 106 consecutive(More)
Most ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) studies have used a mechanical clock as the reference time, but there is no biologic background for assuming that midnight by the mechanical clock is zero hour by the biologic clock. The aim of this study was to determine the biologic zero hour as the zero reference time by evaluating the circadian rhythm of(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of menopause on circadian profile of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in the normotensive pre- and postmenopausal women. Systolic BP (SBP), diagnostic BP (DBP) and HR were monitored every 30 min for 48 hrs using noninvasive ambulatory BP monitoring in 24 premenopausal and 40 postmenopausal women. Mean(More)
PURPOSE To compare circadian rhythm of autonomic nervous function in patients with normal-tension glaucoma with subjects with normal eyes. METHODS Thirty-two patients with normal-tension glaucoma and 32 age-matched normal subjects who had no history of systemic disorders and no currently treated systemic disorders, especially diseases of the autonomic(More)