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National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group report on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2122825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressure measurements obtained in a physician's office may not represent a patient's blood pressure during an entire day. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides multiple readings over time. This review of the literature on ABPM addresses the current state of ABPM methods, normal blood pressure profiles, the clinical and research uses of ABPM, cost considerations, and recommendations for use of ABPM in selected circumstances. Current ABPM devices use either auscultatory or oscillometric methods to determine blood pressure. A rigorous comparison of these methods is needed to determine whether one method is more reliable. A nonbiased assessment of all available equipment is necessary. Normative data provided by ABPM research are needed for populations by age, race, gender, body habitus, and conditions, such as pregnancy. While ABPM is not cost-effective for all hypertensive patients, it can assist in the evaluation of such problems as target organ complications, syncopal episodes, episodic hypertension, and autonomic dysfunction.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-26     Completed Date:  1990-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2270-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Blood Pressure Monitors* / standards,  utilization
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Hypertension / prevention & control*
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
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