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Classification for Nocturnal Blood Pressure

Purpose:

To classify nocturnal blood pressure measurements based on the criteria of Friedman and Logan.

Specialty:

Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Geriatric Medicine - Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, prevention

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring permits measurement of blood pressure throughout the day and night. A normal patient should have a drop in blood pressure ("dip") at night. A patient who does not show this drop in blood pressure ("nondipper") may have increased cardiovascular morbidity.

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