Benzodiazepine consumption is associated with lower blood pressure in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM): Retrospective analysis of 4938 ABPMs Academic Article uri icon


  • Essential hypertension is characterized by an activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which contributes to blood pressure elevation.1 Furthermore, hypertension is positively associated with general anxiety and major de- pressive disorders.2,3 Benzodiazepines, due to their anxio- lytic properties are prescribed to reduce anxiety and insomnia.4 They also decrease catecholamine uptake in cer- tain areas of the brain, reduce the metabolism of serotonin in the cortex, and alter the availability of acetylcholine in the brain.5 As anxiolytic medication benzodiazepines were proved to assist in the management of acute blood … Blood Pressure in Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring … Nitsan Mendelson,1,* Bella Gontmacher,2,* Allina Vodonos,1 Victor Novack,1 Muhammad Abu-AjAj,3 Arik Wolak,4 Haddar Shalev,5 and Talya Wolak2 … BACKGROUND The effect of chronic benzodiazepine use on blood pressure has not been documented …

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  • January 1, 2018