Elevated nocturnal and morning blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Chinese Medical Journal, 05/31/2012

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome may result in higher blood pressure (BP) levels at all four time points. The ratios of nighttime/daytime and morning/evening BP increase with increased apneahypopnea index. The increasing of diastolic BP, which is inclined to rise more quickly, is not parallel with increasing systolic BP.

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