Management of morning hypertension: a consensus statement of an Asian expert panel

Ji Guang Wang*, Kazuomi Kario, Chen Huan Chen, Jeong Bae Park, Satoshi Hoshide, Yong Huo, Hae Young Lee, Yan Li, Masaki Mogi, Masanori Munakata, Sungha Park, Dingliang Zhu

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Morning blood pressure (BP) surge is an important aspect of hypertension research. Morning BP monitoring could be a clinically relevant concept in the therapeutic management of hypertension and in the prevention of cardiovascular complications by defining and treating morning hypertension. Because antihypertensive medication is often taken in the morning, uncontrolled morning BP during the trough effect hours could be a hallmark of inadequate choice of antihypertensive regimen, such as the use of short- or intermediate-acting drugs, underdosing of drugs, or no use or underuse of combination therapy. To improve the management of hypertension in general and morning hypertension in particular, long-acting antihypertensive drugs should be used in appropriate, often full dosages and in proper combinations. The clinical usefulness of antihypertensive drugs with specific mechanisms for morning BP or split or timed dosing of long-acting drugs in controlling morning BP remains under investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • ambulatory blood pressure
  • antihypertensive treatment
  • home blood pressure
  • morning blood pressure
  • morning hypertension


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