The effect of Ramadan fasting on ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive patients using combination drug therapy

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Ural E., Kozdag G., Kilic T., Ural D., Sahin T., Celebi O., ...More

JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, vol.22, no.3, pp.208-210, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1002296
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-210
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to examine the effect of Ramadan fasting on ambulatory blood pressure in treated subjects with grade 2-3 hypertension using combination drug therapy. Twenty-four hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed during and 1 month after Ramadan. No statistically significant difference was found between 24h mean blood pressures in the two monitoring periods, except for a small rise before dawn while having a morning meal.