The 24-hour rhythm of blood pressure differs from that of leg hemodynamics in orthotopic heart transplant recipients.

@article{Casiglia2000The2R,
  title={The 24-hour rhythm of blood pressure differs from that of leg hemodynamics in orthotopic heart transplant recipients.},
  author={Edoardo Casiglia and A. Pizziol and Val{\'e}rie Tikhonoff and Alfredo Mazza and G di Menza and Paolo Palatini and Antonio Gambino and Alessia Cerutti and A C Pessina and Dino Casarotto},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={941-4}
}
BACKGROUND This study was aimed at investigating whether a circadian rhythm of peripheral resistance exists in patients with orthotopic cardiac transplantation (OCT) and whether it parallels that of blood pressure (BP). METHODS BP and leg flow and resistance (plethysmography) were monitored for 24 hours in 13 denervated OCT recipients and 13 control patients with native heart, matched for casual blood pressure. RESULTS On the basis of BP trend, control patients showed a BP reduction during… CONTINUE READING