Development of a Triggered Nocturnal Blood Pressure Monitoring which Detects Nighttime Blood Pressure Surges in Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Author(s): Mitsuo Kuwabara, Kazuomi Kario

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) places an enormous pressure load on the cardiovascular system by inducing a temporary blood pressure (BP) surge during apnea episodes. This pressure load is regarded as a potential mechanism of development of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke. Therefore, accurate measurement of such BP surges would be valuable for the risk stratification of OSA patients. Recently we developed a new triggered nocturnal BP monitoring system (TNP) based on oxygen desaturation and have achieved success to detect BP surges with OSA. TNP would be a promising tool for assessment of cardiovascular risks in sleep apnea syndrome.

Keywords: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, IT-based home blood pressure monitoring, nocturnal blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, sleep blood pressure surge, triggered nocturnal blood pressure monitoring.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 13 January, 2016
Page: [27 - 31]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573402112666160114093500

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