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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in clinical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11381281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring has become increasingly more available in routine clinical practice in Canada. The ABP is more reliable and more reproducible than office readings, and is a better predictor of target organ damage. Normal values for ABP have been established using both cross-sectional and longitudinal outcome data. Abnormal mean 24 h and awake ABP values should exceed 135/85 mmHg and 140/90 mmHg, respectively. ABP recordings are useful in making a diagnosis of hypertension by identifying people with high office but normal ABP values. ABP monitoring can also be performed in patients already receiving antihypertensive therapy to determine the extent of any white coat effect that may be increasing office readings. The interpretation of the ABP should take into account cardiac risk factors, any target organ damage that may be present or coexisting conditions such as diabetes mellitus.
M G Myers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-30     Completed Date:  2001-07-19     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory* / economics,  methods
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Office Visits
Physician-Patient Relations
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Factors
Stress, Psychological / complications

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