Assessment and management of blood-pressure variability

  title={Assessment and management of blood-pressure variability},
  author={Gianfranco Parati and Juan Eugenio Ochoa and Carolina Lombardi and Grzegorz Bilo},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Blood pressure (BP) is characterized by marked short-term fluctuations occurring within a 24 h period (beat-to-beat, minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, and day-to-night changes) and also by long-term fluctuations occurring over more-prolonged periods of time (days, weeks, months, seasons, and even years). Rather than representing 'background noise' or a randomly occurring phenomenon, these variations have been shown to be the result of complex interactions between extrinsic environmental and… 

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