Melatonin reduces night blood pressure in patients with nocturnal hypertension.


Grossman E., Laudon M., Yalcin R. , Zengil H., Peleg E., Sharabi Y., ...More

The American journal of medicine, vol.119, no.10, pp.898-902, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.02.002
  • Title of Journal : The American journal of medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.898-902

Abstract

PURPOSE: Nocturnal hypertension is associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality. A blunted nocturnal surge in melatonin excretion has been described in nondipping hypertensive patients. We therefore studied the potency of melatonin to reduce nighttime blood pressure (BP) in treated hypertensive patients with nocturnal hypertension.