Morning hypertension in chronic kidney disease is sustained type, but not surge type
ABSTRACT We have shown that as renal function deteriorates, the circadian blood pressure (BP) rhythm shifts to a nondipper pattern and the duration until nocturnal BP decline [dipping time (DT)] is prolonged. We investigated whether or not morning hypertension (BP 2 h after awakening >135/85 mmHg) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) was sustained type with a prolonged DT.
Twenty-four-hour BP was monitored in 104 patients with CKD. Fifty-one of 104 participants (group A) did not exhibit morning hypertension. The patients with morning hypertension (group B, n=53) were classified into three groups: group C (n=23), participants who exhibited morning hypertension but did not meet the criteria for the surge or sustained type; group D (n=29), the sustained type (with no night-time BP readings <120/70 mmHg); and group E (n=1), the surge type (systolic BP rises >25 mmHg after awakening).
The night/day BP ratio and DT were compared among groups A, C, and D because there was only one participant in group E. Night/day ratio of BP and DT were both significantly higher in group D compared with groups A and C. The prevalence of nondippers tended to be higher in group D compared with the other groups (A, 65%; C, 57%; D, 86%, P=0.09). Creatinine clearance was significantly lower in group D compared with groups A and C.
Sustained elevation of night-time BP until the early morning and high night/day ratio of BP may contribute to the high frequency of morning hypertension, which is generally the sustained rather than the surge type in CKD.
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