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Labile hypertension: a new disease or a variability phenomenon?

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Blood pressure (BP) is a physiological parameter with short- and long-term variability caused by complex interactions between intrinsic cardiovascular (CV) mechanisms and extrinsic environmental and behavioral factors. Available evidence suggests that not only mean BP values are important, but also BP variability (BPV) might contribute to CV events. Labile hypertension (HTN) is referred to sudden rises in BP and it seems to be linked with unfavorable outcomes. The aim of this article was to review and summarize recent evidence on BPV phenomenon, unraveling the labile HTN concept along with the prognostic value of these conditions.

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Sanidas, E., Grassos, C., Papadopoulos, D.P. et al. Labile hypertension: a new disease or a variability phenomenon?. J Hum Hypertens 33, 436–443 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41371-018-0157-8

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