Predictive role of the nighttime blood pressure.

  title={Predictive role of the nighttime blood pressure.},
  author={Tine Willum Hansen and Yan Feng Li and Jose G Boggia and Lutgarde Thijs and Tom Richart and Jan A Staessen},
  volume={57 1},
Numerous studies addressed the predictive value of the nighttime blood pressure (BP) as captured by ambulatory monitoring. However, arbitrary cutoff limits in dichotomized analyses of continuous variables, data dredging across selected subgroups, extrapolation of cross-sectional studies to prospective outcomes, and lack of comprehensive adjustments for confounders make interpretation of the literature difficult. We reviewed prospective studies with total mortality or a composite cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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