Pulse pressure and diurnal blood pressure variation: association with micro- and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.

@article{Knudsen2002PulsePA,
  title={Pulse pressure and diurnal blood pressure variation: association with micro- and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.},
  author={S\oren Tang Knudsen and Per L\ogstrup Poulsen and Klavs W{\"u}rgler Hansen and Eva Ebbeh\oj and Toke Bek and Carl Erik Mogensen},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={244-50}
}
BACKGROUND In nondiabetic subjects pulse pressure (PP) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease and microalbuminuria. Reduced circadian blood pressure (BP) variation is a potential risk factor for the development of diabetic complications. We investigated the association between retinopathy, nephropathy, macrovascular disease, PP, and diurnal BP variation in a group of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS In 80 type 2 diabetic patients we performed 24-h ambulatory BP (AMBP) and… CONTINUE READING