Blood pressure measurements, blood pressure variability and endothelial function in renal transplant recipients

Ozkayar N., ALTUN B., YILDIRIM T., Yilmaz R., Dede F., Arik G., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HYPERTENSION, vol.36, no.6, pp.392-397, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background/Aims: Hypertension is an important cardiovascular risk factor in renal transplant recipients. Elevated blood pressure variability (BPV) during 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is associated with increased risk of target organ damage and cardiovascular events, independent of mean blood pressure levels. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between endothelial function, blood pressure levels obtained by various measurement methods, and BPV in renal transplant recipients.