Night-Time Blood Pressure in Daily Home Practice

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This webinar will bring together two leading experts in hypertension management. It aims to inform on the importance of obtaining accurate nocturnal blood pressure in cardiovascular risk assessment, educate on the impact of sleep disturbance, and disseminate best practice for blood pressure monitoring for hypertensive patients.

High blood pressure (hypertension) is an important cause of cardiovascular diseases. Measuring blood pressure accurately is a fundamental pre-requisite to good clinical care for preventing and managing hypertension. Blood pressure varies throughout day and night following a circadian pattern. Current guidelines refer to daytime blood pressure for diagnostic and therapeutic actions. However, it is now clear that nocturnal blood pressure is an important predictor of organ damage and cardiovascular events. Several conditions are associated with raised blood pressure at night, of which sleep apnoea is the most common. It is therefore essential to measure blood pressure at night.

In addition to two informative presentations and engaging discussion, this interactive session will include a live audience Q&A, with the panel on hand to take your questions to best support you in achieving optimal patient outcomes.


Francesco P Cappuccio

Francesco P Cappuccio

Danny Schoors

Danny Schoors

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17:00 - 17:05 CET

Welcome & Introduction
Prof Dr Francesco Cappuccio

17:05 - 17:25 CET

Circadian patterns, Sleep Apnoea and non-dipping blood pressures: what is the connection?
Prof Dr Francesco Cappuccio

17:25 - 17:50 CET

How easy is it to use a home blood pressure monitor during the night?
Prof Dr Danny Schoors

17:50 - 18:00 CET

Q&A and discussion
Prof Dr Francesco Cappuccio

Learning Objectives

  • Recognizing the impact of circadian pattern of blood pressure especially in hypertension patients
  • The impact of ‘white-coat’ and ‘masked hypertension’, dipping and non-dipping blood pressure
  • Undetected nocturnal blood pressure, a key cardiovascular risk
  • To understand the implication of untreated high nocturnal blood pressure in sleep apnoea and other comorbidities
  • Innovations in obtaining night blood pressure in daily home practice
  • To understand how easy, it is to use a blood pressure monitor in the home setting
  • To understand the usability of new devices (e.g. NightView) compared to 24h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • General practitioners
  • Internists

Faculty Biographies

Francesco P Cappuccio

Francesco P Cappuccio

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, University of Warwick; Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, University Hospitals Coventry; Director of the European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence, Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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Danny Schoors

Danny Schoors

Professor of Cardiology, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium

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