Masked hypertension (MH) is a clinical condition that indicates normal values of clinic blood pressure (BP) but elevated 24-hour BP. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between MH and left atrial (LA) phasic function evaluated by both the volumetric and speckle tracking method. This cross-sectional study included 49 normotensive individuals, 50 patients with MH, and 70 untreated sustained hypertensive patients adjusted by age and sex. MH was diagnosed if clinic BP was normal and 24-hour BP was increased. LA reservoir function was lower in patients with MH and those with sustained hypertension compared with the normotensive group. LA conduit function gradually decreased, while LA booster pump function progressively increased, from normotension to sustained hypertension. Similar results were obtained by two-dimensional echocardiographic strain analysis. Independently of main clinic and echocardiographic characteristics, 24-hour systolic BP was associated with LA passive ejection fraction, LA total longitudinal strain, LA positive longitudinal strain, and LA stiffness index. In conclusion, MH is associated with impairment of LA phasic function and stiffness, and 24-hour systolic BP increment was closely related with LA remodeling.
Tadic, M., Cuspidi, C., Radojkovic, J., Rihor, B., Kocijanic, V., & Celic, V. (2017). Masked Hypertension and Left Atrial Dysfunction: A Hidden Association. THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION, 19(3), 305-311.
|Citazione:||Tadic, M., Cuspidi, C., Radojkovic, J., Rihor, B., Kocijanic, V., & Celic, V. (2017). Masked Hypertension and Left Atrial Dysfunction: A Hidden Association. THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION, 19(3), 305-311.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Masked Hypertension and Left Atrial Dysfunction: A Hidden Association|
|Autori:||Tadic, M; Cuspidi, C; Radojkovic, J; Rihor, B; Kocijanic, V; Celic, V|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPERTENSION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.12901|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|