The impact of the degree of obesity on the discrepancies between office and ambulatory blood pressure values in youth.

@article{Lurbe2006TheIO,
  title={The impact of the degree of obesity on the discrepancies between office and ambulatory blood pressure values in youth.},
  author={Empar Lurbe and Cecilia Invitti and Isabel Torr{\'o} and Alberto Maronati and Francisco Aguilar and Alessandro Sartorio and Josep Redon and Gianfranco Parati},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={1557-64}
}
OBJECTIVES Obesity is an increasingly frequent problem among children and adolescents, and may lead to blood pressure (BP) increase. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of hypertension, white-coat and masked hypertension in obese adolescents making systematic use of both office BP and 24-h ambulatory BP measurement. The impact of different degrees of obesity on BP and heart rate variability was also investigated. METHODS Office and ambulatory BP were obtained in 285… CONTINUE READING

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