Nocturnal Hypertension and Organ Damage in Dippers and Nondippers
American Journal of Hypertension, 08/01/2012
Cuspidi C et al. – In the presence of nocturnal hypertension, dippers have a similar subclinical cardiac and extra–cardiac organ damage as their nondipper counterparts. These data suggest that therapeutic strategies only addressing the nondipper pattern may be insufficient to protect hypertensive subjects against the dangerous effects of elevated nocturnal blood pressure.