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Cost considerations of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2127943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Automatic blood pressure monitoring has proved valuable in testing new antihypertensive drugs, providing greater precision at less cost. Results obtained by this method are better correlated with target-organ damage (e.g. left ventricular hypertrophy) than conventional office blood pressure measurements. A number of clinical conditions are better evaluated with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring than with conventional measurements, e.g. office (white coat) hypertension, episodic hypertension and intermittent hypertensive symptoms. An economic model suggests that appropriately constrained ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can be highly cost-effective in patients who are initially diagnosed as mildly hypertensive on the basis of repeated casual blood pressure measurements. Normative data are needed for populations by age, race, gender, body habitus and conditions such as pregnancy.
S G Sheps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0952-1178     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hypertens Suppl     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-03     Completed Date:  1991-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501422     Medline TA:  J Hypertens Suppl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S29-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Monitors / economics*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Drug Evaluation / instrumentation
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology
Models, Theoretical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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