Do restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) play a role in nocturnal hypertension and increased cardiovascular risk of renally impaired patients?

@article{Portaluppi2009DoRL,
  title={Do restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) play a role in nocturnal hypertension and increased cardiovascular risk of renally impaired patients?},
  author={Francesco Portaluppi and Pietro Cortelli and Giovanna Calandra Buonaura and Michael hale Smolensky and Fabio Fabbian},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1206-21}
}
Hypertension can cause or promote renal failure and is related to cardiovascular mortality, the major cause of death in patients with renal impairment. Changes in the circadian BP pattern, particularly the blunting or reversal of the nocturnal decline in BP, are common in chronic renal failure. These changes in turn are among the major determinants of left ventricular hypertrophy. Using a chronobiological approach, it is possible to obtain better insight into the reciprocal relationship between… CONTINUE READING

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