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Who should be taking the blood pressure?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14708906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Given the variability of blood pressure, it is often difficult to make a diagnosis of hypertension or to evaluate the effect of treatment on the basis of single blood pressure readings in the office. To obtain multiple measurements one can either turn to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or have the patient take his or her own pressure. Both approaches require the availability of reliable, validated devices. Currently, only some instruments which measure blood pressure oscillometrically at the upper arm can be recommended for self-measurements. Studies are in progress to assess the prognostic significance of self-measured blood pressure data.
P W de Leeuw; A A Kroon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0300-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-07     Completed Date:  2004-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Failure Analysis
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Oscillometry / instrumentation*
Self Care / instrumentation*
Sphygmomanometers / standards*
Comment On:
Neth J Med. 2003 Oct;61(10):313-7   [PMID:  14708908 ]
Neth J Med. 2003 Oct;61(10):307-12   [PMID:  14708907 ]

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