Circadian rhythm of blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Wilcox1992CircadianRO,
  title={Circadian rhythm of blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={I. Wilcox and Ronald R Grunstein and Fiona L Collins and Jillian Doyle and David T. Kelly and Colin E Sullivan},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={219-22}
}
AIMS The aims of this study were to examine the circadian variation in blood pressure (BP) in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to compare this between normotensive and hypertensive subjects. METHODS We measured 24-hour ambulatory BP (ABP) in 72 men (mean age 51 +/- 8 years), with OSA diagnosed on overnight sleep study. Measurements of BP were made at 15 min intervals for 24 h using either an Oxford Medilog ABP or Spacelabs 90207 recorder. All recordings were performed after > or = 3 week… CONTINUE READING
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