Association between nondipper behavior and serum calcium in hypertensive patients with mild-to-moderate chronic renal dysfunction.

@article{Feldstein2012AssociationBN,
  title={Association between nondipper behavior and serum calcium in hypertensive patients with mild-to-moderate chronic renal dysfunction.},
  author={Carlos A Feldstein and Maia Akopian and Antonio O. Olivieri and Delia Garrido},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={417-23}
}
A nondipping BP pattern has been shown to be predictive of end-organ damage, cardiovascular events, and mortality. The mechanisms of blunted nocturnal BP fall are multifactorial. We assessed whether total corrected serum calcium and ionic calcium (iCa) are associated with a blunted nocturnal BP fall in both treated and untreated hypertensive patients with stages 1-3 of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF KDOQI). Clinical data and 24-hour ambulatory… CONTINUE READING