Inverse correlation between seasonal changes in home blood pressure and atmospheric temperature in treated-hypertensive patients.

@article{Iwabu2010InverseCB,
  title={Inverse correlation between seasonal changes in home blood pressure and atmospheric temperature in treated-hypertensive patients.},
  author={Akihiro Iwabu and Kumi Konishi and Hiroe Tokutake and Shinichi Yamane and Hiromichi Ohnishi and Youkou Tominaga and Shozo Kusachi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={221-6}
}
We examined the relationships between home blood pressure (BP) and atmospheric temperature in 20 treated-hypertensive patients. A significant correlation between morning and evening BP and atmospheric temperature was found. For morning systolic blood pressure (SBP), the maximal seasonal difference was 13.2 mmHg with 25.5 degrees C temperature difference. Morning SBP increased by approximately 0.41 mmHg with a 1 degrees C decrease in atmospheric temperature. A similar but weaker correlation with… CONTINUE READING