publication . Other literature type . 2014

Relationship between serum bilirubin concentration and nondipper hypertension

Demir, Mehmet; Demir, Canan; Keçeoğlu, Serdar;
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  • Published: 15 May 2014
  • Publisher: e-Century Publishing Corporation
Abstract
Background: Although nondipper hypertension has been associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, the relationship between bilirubin levels and nondipper hypertension remains unclear. Several studies have demonstrated that higher serum bilirubin levels inhibit inflammation and the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, which may suggest a relationship between serum bilirubin levels and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to compare serum bilirubin levels between dipper and nondipper hypertensive patients. Methods: The present study included 80 hypertensive patients who were stratified into two groups: 50 dipper patients...
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