Prevalence and correlates of multiple organ damage in a never-treated hypertensive population: role of ambulatory blood pressure.

@article{Cuspidi2008PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of multiple organ damage in a never-treated hypertensive population: role of ambulatory blood pressure.},
  author={Cesare Cuspidi and Cristiana Valerio and Carla Sala and Arturo Esposito and Meilik{\`e} Masaidi and Francesca Negri and Alberto Zanchetti and Giuseppe Mancia},
  journal={Blood pressure monitoring},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={7-13}
}
AIM Available evidence on multiple target organ damage (TOD) in the early phases of essential hypertension is scanty. We examined the prevalence and correlates of multiple TOD in never-treated patients with recently diagnosed hypertension. METHODS A total of 602 consecutive outpatients with grades 1 and 2 hypertension underwent the following procedures: (i) routine examination, (ii) 24-h urine collection for microalbuminuria, (iii) ambulatory blood pressure monitoring over two 24-h periods… CONTINUE READING