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24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Publication date: Wednesday, 27 July 2005
Contributor(s): Joanne Wilkins

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is used widely in secondary care hypertension clinics, so what about its use in the primary care setting, where the majority of hypertension clinics take place? What are the potential benefits of ambulatory monitoring? Which patients should ABPM be used for? In this article we review the nuts and bolts of ABPM – when to use it, how to perform the test to obtain an accurate assessment of 24-hour BP and how to apply the results in clinical practice.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2, Number 3, June-July 2005
Print edition page(s): 121-125
Contributor(s): Joanne Wilkins

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