Bedtime administration of long-acting antihypertensive drugs restores normal nocturnal blood pressure fall in nondippers with essential hypertension

Abstract

Nondipper hypertensive patients have more pronounced target organ injury. We examined whether shifting the time of dosing long-acting antihypertensive drugs from morning to bedtime reduces nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and restores normal nocturnal dipping in nondippers with essential hypertension. We studied 71 Japanese hypertensive patients who received… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10157-009-0184-4

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@article{Takeda2009BedtimeAO, title={Bedtime administration of long-acting antihypertensive drugs restores normal nocturnal blood pressure fall in nondippers with essential hypertension}, author={Atsushi Takeda and Takayuki Toda and Takuma Fujii and Noriaki Matsui}, journal={Clinical and Experimental Nephrology}, year={2009}, volume={13}, pages={467-472} }