Antihypertensive therapy: nocturnal dippers and nondippers. Do we treat them differently?

@inproceedings{Mahabala2013AntihypertensiveTN,
  title={Antihypertensive therapy: nocturnal dippers and nondippers. Do we treat them differently?},
  author={Chakrapani Mahabala and Padmanabha Kamath and Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran and Narasimha D. Pai and Aparna U Pai},
  booktitle={Vascular health and risk management},
  year={2013}
}
Hypertension is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Management of hypertension is generally based on office blood pressure since it is easy to determine. Since casual blood pressure readings in the office are influenced by various factors, they do not represent basal blood pressure. Dipping of the blood pressure in the night is a normal physiological change that can be blunted by cardiovascular risk factors and the severity of hypertension. Nondipping pattern is… CONTINUE READING

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