[PP. 16.16] REGULAR BENZODIAZEPINES CONSUMPTION ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE IN AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORI... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Objective: It has been previously demonstrated that benzodiazepines can help reduce acute elevation of blood pressure in hypertensive patients. However, the effect of regular benzodiazepine use on blood pressure has not been documented. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate whether benzodiazepine use (for at least 3 months) can be associated to the results of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Design and method: A retrospective analysis of the ABPM database between 2009 and 2015 was performed. The study groups were divided according to benzodiazepine treatment at least 3 months before an ABPM. Multivariate analysis using Generalized estimating equation (GEE) linear model was conducted to estimate the association between benzodiazepine treatment and ABPM test measurements: 24 h, daytime, and nighttime systolic and diastolic blood pressure …

publication date

  • September 1, 2017