Adv Clin Exp Med 2022 May;31(5):575-578
Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.
Background: Pulse pressure (PP) is a pulsatile component of blood pressure (BP), strongly correlated with arterial stiffness (AS) and impacting prognosis. Disproportionally increased PP values in individuals with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) should be expected, given the multifactorial cardiovascular involvement in the natural course of this disease.
Objectives: To investigate ambulatory PP in a group of ADPKD patients, and to examine the impact of age, sex, kidney function, hypertension, circadian rhythm, and antihypertensive drugs (AH) on studied parameters. Read More