Blood Pressure Measurement: Clinic, Home, Ambulatory, and Beyond

American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 04/26/2012

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring enables measuring nighttime blood pressures and diurnal changes, which may be the most accurate predictors of risk associated with elevated blood pressure. Additionally, reducing nighttime blood pressure is feasible and may be an important component of effective antihypertensive therapy. Finally, estimating central aortic pressures and pulse wave velocity are 2 of the newer methods for assessing blood pressure and hypertension–related target–organ damage.

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