Daytime ambulatory blood pressure correlates strongly with the echocardiographic diameter of aortic coarctation
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, ISSN 1401-7431, Vol. 35, no 5, 335-339 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective.-To relate the echocardiographic aortic arch-diameter to ambulatory and clinic blood pressure (BP) in patients with aortic coarctation. Design.-Eighteen adult patients (50% men) were recruited from the coarctation registry of the Linkoping Heart Centre. Biplane-trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed with Acuson XP 128/10, ambulatory BP was recorded with Spacelab models 90202/90205. Results.-Systolic clinic and ambulatory BP levels were higher in patients than in the 36 controls (clinic BP: 146 ▒ 25 mmHg vs 119 ▒ 10 mmHg, p = 0.0009, ambulatory BP: 140 ▒ 18 mmHg vs 124 ▒ 11 mmHg, p = 0.009). The differences in diastolic BP levels were less obvious (clinic BP: 87 ▒ 16 mmHg vs 76 ▒ 8 mmHg, p = 0.02, ambulatory BP: 84 ▒ 13 mmHg vs 77 ▒ 9 mmHg, p = 0.052). Daytime ambulatory BP was more strongly related than clinic BP to the coarctation diameter (AD) (systolic BP r = -0.73, p = 0.0006 and r = -0.61, p = 0.007, respectively). In surgically corrected patients (n = 14) only the correlations between ambulatory systolic daytime (r = -0.61, p = 0.02) and night-time (r = -0.58, p = 0.03) BP to AD was statistically significant. Conclusion.-Ambulatory BP correlates strongly with aortic coarctation measured by TEE and would thus be the preferred technique for evaluating BP in this patient category.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 35, no 5, 335-339 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25296DOI: 10.1080/140174301317116316Local ID: 9737OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25296DiVA: diva2:245624