Prognostic value of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement for the onset of atrial fibrillation in treated patients with essential hypertension

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Dec 15;94(12):1566-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.08.042.

Abstract

This study retrospectively determined the prognostic variables of blood pressure by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement in relation to onset of atrial fibrillation in treated patients who had essential hypertension and analyzed the class effect of antihypertensive management on the nonoccurrence of this supraventricular arrhythmia.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis*
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy
  • Hypertension / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies