Veloudi, P and Blizzard, CL and Head, GA and Abhayaratna, WP and Stowasser, M and Sharman, JE, Blood Pressure Variability and Prediction of Target Organ Damage in Patients With Uncomplicated Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, 29, (9) pp. 1046-1054. ISSN 0895-7061 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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METHODS: Mean BP levels (research-protocol clinic BP (clinic BP), 24-hour ambulatory BP, and 7-day home BP) and BPV were assessed in 286 patients with uncomplicated hypertension (mean age 64±8 SD years, 53% women) over 12 months. Reading-to-reading BPV (from 24-hour ambulatory BP) and day-to-day BPV (from 7-day home BP) were assessed at baseline and 12 months, and visit-to-visit BPV (clinic BP) was assessed from 5 visits over 12 months. LVMI was measured by 3D echocardiography and aPWV with applanation tonometry.
RESULTS: The strongest predictors of the changes in LVMI (ΔLVMI) were the changes in mean 24-hour systolic BPs (SBPs) (P < 0.02). Similarly, the strongest predictors of the changes in aPWV (ΔaPWV) were the changes in mean 24-hour ambulatory SBPs (P < 0.01) and the changes in mean clinic SBP (P < 0.001). However, none of the changes in BPV were independently associated with ΔLVMI or ΔaPWV (P > 0.05 for all).
CONCLUSIONS: Changes in mean BP levels, but not BPV, were most relevant to changes in TOD in patients with uncomplicated hypertension. Thus, from this point of view, BPV appears to have limited clinical utility in this patient population.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||arterial stiffness, blood pressure fluctuations, blood pressure variations, heart structure, hypertension|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Veloudi, P (Mrs Penny Veloudi)|
|UTAS Author:||Blizzard, CL (Professor Leigh Blizzard)|
|UTAS Author:||Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||14|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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