Excessive circadian amplitude of blood pressure increases risk of ischaemic stroke and nephropathy.


After 48-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the incidence of ischaemic stroke, nephropathy, coronary heart disease and retinopathy was prospectively assessed for 6 years in 297 subjects, including 176 treated patients with an elevated blood pressure mean (MESOR-hypertensives). The relative risk associated with an excessive circadian blood pressure… (More)


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