ß-blocker Treatment is Associated with High Augmentation Index and with High Aortic, but not Brachial, Pulse Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes
2010 (English)In: The journal of clinical metabolism and diabetes, Vol. 1, no 1, 55-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims: To explore the associations between ß-blocker treatment and clinic, ambulatory, and central pulse pressure (PP) and central augmentation index (AIx), and left ventricular mass index (LVMI), respectively, in patients with type 2 diabetes.Methods: In 124 middle-aged patients with type 2 diabetes who were treated in primary care and used at least one antihypertensive drug, we measured clinic PP (mean value of three nurse-recorded measurements in the sitting position) and ambulatory PP (24-hour ambulatory measurements with the Spacelab 90217 measurement device). Central PP was measured non-invasively, using applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor), which also yielded values of AIx. LVMI was determined echocardiographically in all patients.Results: Patients whose antihypertensive drug regimen included a ß-blocker (n=67) had significantly higher central PP compared with patients whose antihypertensive drug regimen did not include a ß-blocker (ß-blocker: 49.6±12.2 mmHg, no ß-blocker: 45.1±10.2 mmHg; p=0.03) despite having similar clinic PP (ß-blocker: 60.4±16.3 mmHg, no ß-blocker: 58.9±13.1 mmHg; p=0.59) and similar ambulatory PP (ß-blocker: 55.2±9.1 mmHg, no ß-blocker: 54.8±10.6 mmHg; p=0.40). Patients treated with ß-blockers also had significantly higher AIx (ß-blocker: 30.7±8.4%, no ß-blocker: 25.8±8.8%; p<0.01) and higher LVMI (ß-blocker: 129.5±29.7 g/m2, no ß-blocker: 117.4±27.4 g/m2; p=0.02) compared with patients who were not treated with ß-blockers.Conclusions: In our cohort, ß-blocker use was associated with high central but not brachial PP and with high central AIx and high LVMI. Non-invasive measurement of central hemodynamic parameters may improve the evaluation of antihypertensive treatment efficacy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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2010. Vol. 1, no 1, 55-62 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66160DiVA: diva2:401980