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Does sympathetic overactivation feature all hypertensives? Differences of sympathovagal balance according to night/day blood pressure ratio in patients with essential hypertension

  • Authors: DI RAIMONDO, D.; Miceli, G.; Casuccio, A.; Tuttolomondo, A.; Butta', C.; Zappulla, V.; Schimmenti, C.; Musiari, G.; Pinto, A.
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring; Diurnal/nocturnal blood pressure ratio; Essential hypertension; Extreme dipper; Heart rate variability; Internal Medicine; Physiology; Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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When evaluating the 'night/day BP ratio', both hypertensives and normotensives can be arbitrarily classified into four groups: extreme dippers (ratio ⩽0.8), dippers (0.8