[Ambulatory indirect long-term blood pressure measurement in primary and secondary hypertension]

Klin Wochenschr. 1989 Jul 17;67(14):713-6. doi: 10.1007/BF01721289.
[Article in German]


Ambulatory 24 hour blood pressure measurements were performed in 21 patients with various forms of secondary hypertension and were compared with the blood pressure profile of a matched group of patients with primary hypertension. Patients with renovascular (n = 8) and renoparechymal hypertension (n = 8), and with primary hyperaldosteronism (n = 4) showed no significant fall in systolic blood pressure during the sleeping period (00-03 a.m.) and in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the early morning (06 a.m.) as compared with essential hypertensives. However, in a single case of hypertension due to coarctation of the aorta the 24 hour blood pressure profile is not different from essential hypertension. Thus, ambulatory 24 hour blood pressure recording is a good method for screening secondary forms of hypertension.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Hypertension, Renal / diagnosis*
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation