Ambulatory BP Monitoring Cost-Effective

Affecting a billion people, hypertension is the cardiovascular risk factor associated with the highest mortality worldwide. There are well-documented problems in the detection of hypertension, as it varies throughout the day and in response to various stimuli. Out-of-office options have been developed that monitor blood pressure either at home or whilst ambulatory, and have been […]

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The importance of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Among patients with resistant hypertension (RH) – defined as the failure to control blood pressure (BP) despite optimal treatment with at least 3 antihypertensive drugs in full dosages – controversy exists regarding the additive prognostic value of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) over clinic blood pressure readings (CBPR). ┬áThe prevalence of RH ranges from 10% […]

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