[Heart rate and blood pressure variabilities in mild to moderate hypertensive patients with or without left ventricular hypertrophy].

  • Herpin D
  • Ragot S
  • Borderon P
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AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) variability in hypertensives with or without left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: Thirty-three mild to moderate hypertensive patients, mean age 45 +/- 15 years, underwent an echocardiogram, a 24 hr ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), a 24 hr ECG monitoring and a continuous BP recording over 15 minutes both in supine and standing positions, by using digital plethysmography (Finapres device). STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: non parametric tests. RESULTS: [table: see text] CONCLUSION: LVH is associated with a reduction in the markers of sympathetic activity and a decreased baroreflex sensitivity.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
  • Female
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plethysmography
  • complications
  • diagnostic imaging
  • etiology
  • instrumentation
  • physiopathology

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  • D Herpin

  • S Ragot

  • P Borderon

  • J Ferrandis

  • J P Siche

  • J M Mallion

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