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Nocturnal Hypertension: A Predictor of Cardiovascular Events

Altavoces: Prof Roland Asmar, Prof Terry McCormack, Melanie Dunwell, Dr Matthew S Capehorn

March 2nd, 2022

17:00 - 18:00

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Nocturnal Hypertension
1 in 4 people with controlled daytime blood pressure may have nocturnal hypertension. Most ‘non-dippers’ and ‘reverse dippers’ remain undetected, although they are the cohort of hypertensive patients with the highest risk of developing future cardiovascular events. Blood pressure readings are mostly taken during the day. However, nocturnal BP readings (those taken while the patient is sleeping at night) are better predictors of the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, and target organ damage than daytime blood pressure values
Join the discussion about nocturnal hypertension: the scientific relevance, patients at risk, how to determine nocturnal hypertension, as well as examples of patient cases. Ask a question during the Q&A.</p

Learning Objectives

  • Nocturnal hypertension: cohort with the highest risk for cardiovascular events
  • How to recognize nocturnal hypertension?
  • Which patients are at risk?
  • New ways to detect nocturnal hypertension
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