Characteristics and control of the 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome

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Abstract

Asian countries are facing an increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), which may aggravate the burden of cardiovascular diseases in this region. MetS is closely associated with ambulatory blood pressure (BP). Patients with MetS, compared to those without, had a twofold higher risk of new-onset office, home, or ambulatory hypertension. Furthermore, the risk of new-onset MetS in patients with white-coat, masked and sustained hypertension was also doubled compared to normotensives. High-risk masked hypertension and blunted nighttime BP dipping are common in patients with MetS, suggesting perfect 24-hour BP control with long-acting antihypertensive drugs and early initiation of combination therapy might be especially important for patients with MetS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-456
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • antihypertensive treatment
  • masked hypertension
  • metabolic syndrome
  • non-dipping

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