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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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However recent studies have implicated a stronger correlation of cardiovascular events with elevated ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) readings due to the elevated nocturnal readings and nondipping blood pressure
TABLE 8: Binary logistic regression analysis to identify the independent determinants of nocturnal nondipping blood pressure
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.