Cardiovascular prognostic value of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in a Portuguese hypertensive population followed up for 8.2 years.

AIM We investigated the cardiovascular (CV) prognostic value of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and blood pressure (BP) during the six 4-h periods of the 24-h ABP length in a cohort of 1200 Portuguese hypertensive patients (aged 51±12 years) without earlier CV events. METHOD The presence of CV events were followed for 9.833 patient years and analyzed… (More)