Associations between visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure measured in the office and antihypertensive drugs: The J-HOME-Morning Study

Taku Obara, Masahiro Kikuya, Yuka Kobayashi, Kazuki Ishikura, Urara Ikeda, Mami Ishikuro, Hirohito Metoki, Nariyasu Mano, Shinichi Kuriyama, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Yutaka Imai

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Abstract

The factors associated with visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure (BP) measured in the office between the two visits were identified in 1379 treated hypertensive patients (mean age, 66.1 ± 11.0 y; women, 53.8%). Multivariate regression analysis showed that office BP and visit-to-visit heart rate variability were positively associated with visit-to-visit BP variability, whereas body mass index, duration of antihypertensive medication, and taking amlodipine were negatively associated with visit-to-visit BP variability. Further prospective studies are required to clarify the causal relationships between these factors and visit-to-visit BP variability among treated hypertensive patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive drugs
  • Blood pressure variability
  • Cross-sectional study
  • Hypertension
  • Office blood pressure measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology

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