Morning blood pressure surge in renal transplant recipients: Its relation to graft function and arterial stiffness

Demirci B. G., AFŞAR B., Tutal E., Colak T., Sezer S.

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.36, no.8, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ctr.14740
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: arterial stiffness, graft function, morning blood pressure surge, renal transplantation, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, AORTIC STIFFNESS, WAVE REFLECTIONS, KIDNEY, ASSOCIATION, HYPERTENSION, INFLAMMATION, PREDICTOR, FAILURE, PATTERN
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Background: When the blood pressure rises before awakening in the morning, it is called as morning blood pressure pulse (MBPS). MBPS is considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between MBPS, graft function, arterial stiffness and echocardiographic indices in renal transplant recipients.