Long-term blood pressure changes induced by the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake: assessment by 24h ambulatory monitoring

@article{Giorgini2013LongtermBP,
  title={Long-term blood pressure changes induced by the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake: assessment by 24h ambulatory monitoring},
  author={Paolo Giorgini and Rinaldo Striuli and Marco Petrarca and Luisa Petrazzi and Paolo Pasqualetti and Giuliana Properzi and Giovambattista Desideri and Stefano Omboni and Gianfranco Parati and Claudio Ferri},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={795-798}
}
An increased rate of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events has been described during and immediately after earthquakes. In this regard, few data are available on long-term blood pressure control in hypertensive outpatients after an earthquake. We evaluated the long-term effects of the April 2009 L’Aquila earthquake on blood pressure levels, as detected by 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Before/after (mean±s.d. 6.9±4.5/14.2±5.1 months, respectively) the earthquake, the available… CONTINUE READING

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