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The Impact of Hospitalization on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Intraocular Pressure

2014-08-27 03:17:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of hospital admission on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in hypertensive subjects.Treated or untreated hypertensive adults with open angle glaucoma underwent in-hospital and outpatient 24-hour ABP monitoring, in random order 4 weeks apart.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Crossover, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Blood Pressure

Status

Completed

Source

Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:23-0400

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Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.

Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.

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PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.

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