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Impaired microcirculation in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension

(1992) JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION. 10(3). p.251-254
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Objective: The aim of this study was to correlate capillary morphology and erythrocyte velocity to blood pressure in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension. Design: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement may provide more precise information about a patient's mean blood pressure than office measurements. Methods: Fifteen patients with recently diagnosed, previously untreated mild-to-moderate essential hypertension underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure recording and a capillaroscopic examination of finger microcirculation. Erythrocyte velocity was determined by the flying spot technique. Results: Both mean 24-h ambulatory systolic blood pressure (SBP) and mean 24-h ambulatory diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were significantly inversely correlated with capillarY erythrocyte velocity. However, the correlation between erythrocyte velocity and office SBP and office DBP was less significant. Capillary length was related to 24-h ambulatory DBP but not to office DBP. Capillary number was not related to any blood pressure parameter. Conclusions: These results indicate that, in patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension, erythrocyte velocity is significantly lower than for matched controls. It is also inversely related to mean 24-h ambulatory SBP and 24-h ambulatory DBP.
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MODERATE ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION, ERYTHROCYTE VELOCITY, MICROCIRCULATION, AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE RECORDING, CAPILLARIES

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Duprez, Daniel, Marc De Buyzere, Tine De Backer, Jan Vercammen, FRIDA BRUSSELMANS, and Denis Clement. 1992. “Impaired Microcirculation in Mild-to-moderate Essential Arterial Hypertension.” Journal of Hypertension 10 (3): 251–254.
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Duprez, Daniel, De Buyzere, M., De Backer, T., Vercammen, J., BRUSSELMANS, F., & Clement, D. (1992). Impaired microcirculation in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 10(3), 251–254.
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Duprez D, De Buyzere M, De Backer T, Vercammen J, BRUSSELMANS F, Clement D. Impaired microcirculation in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION. 1992;10(3):251–4.
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Duprez, Daniel, Marc De Buyzere, Tine De Backer, et al. “Impaired Microcirculation in Mild-to-moderate Essential Arterial Hypertension.” JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION 10.3 (1992): 251–254. Print.
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  abstract     = {Objective: The aim of this study was to correlate capillary morphology and erythrocyte velocity to blood pressure in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension. 
Design: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement may provide more precise information about a patient's mean blood pressure than office measurements. 
Methods: Fifteen patients with recently diagnosed, previously untreated mild-to-moderate essential hypertension underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure recording and a capillaroscopic examination of finger microcirculation. Erythrocyte velocity was determined by the flying spot technique. 
Results: Both mean 24-h ambulatory systolic blood pressure (SBP) and mean 24-h ambulatory diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were significantly inversely correlated with capillarY erythrocyte velocity. However, the correlation between erythrocyte velocity and office SBP and office DBP was less significant. Capillary length was related to 24-h ambulatory DBP but not to office DBP. Capillary number was not related to any blood pressure parameter. 
Conclusions: These results indicate that, in patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension, erythrocyte velocity is significantly lower than for matched controls. It is also inversely related to mean 24-h ambulatory SBP and 24-h ambulatory DBP.},
  author       = {Duprez, Daniel and De Buyzere, Marc and De Backer, Tine and Vercammen, Jan and BRUSSELMANS, FRIDA and Clement, Denis},
  issn         = {0263-6352},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION},
  keyword      = {MODERATE ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION,ERYTHROCYTE VELOCITY,MICROCIRCULATION,AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE RECORDING,CAPILLARIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {251--254},
  title        = {Impaired microcirculation in mild-to-moderate essential arterial hypertension},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {1992},
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