nondipping blood pressure

nondipping blood pressure

(nŏn′dĭp′ĭng)
Blood pressure that does not drop by at least 10% after the onset of sleep. During sleep blood pressure normally decreases by about 10% to 20% compared to daytime values. In patients undergoing ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a failure of blood pressure to drop has been associated with several health concerns, including an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea and stroke.
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That study established that Hispanics also tend to have nondipping blood pressure but conclusions about the effects of nondipping on cardiovascular health in any population cannot be drawn until longitudinal outcome trials are complete, he said.