Saturnino Suárez Ortega*, Noel Lorenzo Villalba and Saray Hernández Valiente
Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine. Las Palmas University, Gran Canaria, Spain
Received: 29 September, 2016; Accepted: 20 February, 2016; Published: 22 February, 2016
Saturnino Suárez Ortega. Urbanización El Arco, 16. La Atalaya. 35307 Santa Brígida. Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, Tel: 928-430263. E-mail:
Ortega SS, Villalba NL, Valiente SH (2016) Ambulatory Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Occupational Hypertension. Arch Community Med Public Health 2(1): 008-008. DOI: 10.17352/2455-5479.000007
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Stress is considered to have a strong impact on changes in blood pressure through overproduction of catecholamines during working hours [1,2].
We are presenting the graphical behavior of blood pressure of two patients. In both cases hypertension is present exclusively during working hours. The first graphic correspond to a 39 year old nurse working 7 hours (Figure 1) and the second one, to a 46 year old engineer working from 8:00 am to 22:00 pm. In the second case, this period also included a two hour-lunch break and nap break.
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