Hypertension and higher nighttime blood pressure associated with vascular and memory differences

Takeaway

  • Higher nighttime blood pressure and hypertension together were associated with periventricular white matter changes indicating small vessel cerebrovascular disease, as well as with lowered memory scores.

Why this matters

    In people with hypertension, higher nighttime blood pressure could be a marker of poor blood pressure control with implications for cognitive function and cerebrovascular health.