Long-term visit-to-visit office blood pressure variability increases the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Mallamaci2013LongtermVO,
  title={Long-term visit-to-visit office blood pressure variability increases the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Francesca Mallamaci and Roberto Minutolo and Daniela Leonardis and Graziella D'arrigo and Giovanni Tripepi and Francesco Rapisarda and Teresa Cicchetti and Igina Maimone and Giuseppe Enia and Maurizio Postorino and Domenico Santoro and Giorgio Fuiano and Luca De Nicola and Giuseppe Conte and Carmine Zoccali},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={381-9}
}
Long-term visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability predicts a high risk for cardiovascular events in patients with essential hypertension. Whether long-term visit-to-visit BP variability holds the same predictive power in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. Here we tested the relationship between long-term visit-to-visit office BP variability and a composite end point (death and incident cardiovascular events) in a cohort of 1618 patients with stage 2-5 CKD… CONTINUE READING