Effect of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring on the diagnosis and cost of treatment for mild hypertension

Lawrence R. Krakoff, Howard Eison, Robert A. Phillips, Sander J. Leiman, Lev Steven

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Abstract

Detection of mild hypertension by a small number of casual blood pressures may be inaccurate for the determination of average blood pressure. Nonetheless, casual pressures remain the basis for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive patients. We compared casual and noninvasive ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in a consecutive series of 60 subjects evaluated for possible mild hypertension on the basis of casual pressures. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed on days of usual activity. Correlations between casual systolic and average ambulatory systolic pressures or casual diastolic and average ambulatory diastolic pressures were not significant. Nearly half of the subjects had average ambulatory systolic pressures

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1152-1154
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume116
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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