Night-time hypertension tied to poor outcomes in CKD

Study results point to greater role for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, clinicians say
Reuters Health

Masked uncontrolled hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease increases the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy and renal function decline, new research shows.

The findings suggest the need for greater use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in those with concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, regardless of their clinic blood pressure (BP) readings, according to Chinese clinicians.