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Diurnal blood pressure variations and silent cerebrovascular damage in elderly patients with hypertension.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hypertension
0263-6352
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
8
Pages
875–878
Identifiers
PMID: 1325522
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An absent or lower nocturnal blood pressure fall in elderly hypertensives is associated with silent cerebrovascular damage. In contrast, the presence of a nocturnal fall could prevent the development of hypertensive vascular damage.

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