24-hour ambulatory blood pressure readings: more informative for the risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality

Clinical Question

Are ambulatory blood pressure readings better than clinic readings in predicting mortality?

Bottom line

This study demonstrates that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is more informative than clinic readings in predicting mortality outcomes. 2b

Study design: Cohort (retrospective)

Funding: Other

Setting: Outpatient (any)

Reviewer

Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


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Comments

Arup Kumar Dhara

Impact assessment

Excellent

Stanley Lofsky

Ambulatory BP vs repetitive automatic blood pressure

An increasing preferred in office measurement are automatic units with repetitive blood pressure averages and discarding the first.
I believe this is better than 2 in office neasurements 5 minutes apart

Anonymous

24 HOUR AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE READING

VERY HELPFUL