Published in Cardiovascular Week, June 26th, 2006
Study 1: Classification of diabetic hypertensive patients as dipper or nondipper on the basis of a single ABP recording is more reliable than in nondiabetic patients.
"Little information is available on the reproducibility of nocturnal variations in blood pressure in type 2 diabetic hypertensive patients. We aimed to compare the intrasubject short-term reproducibility of a nocturnal nondipping pattern and the prevalence of cardiac and extracardiac signs of target organ damage, in a group of type 2 diabetic hypertensive patients and in an age/gender-matched group of...
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