Classification of blood pressure levels by ambulatory blood pressure in hypertension.

  title={Classification of blood pressure levels by ambulatory blood pressure in hypertension.},
  author={A. Bur and Harald Herkner and Marianne Vlcek and Christian Woisetschlaeger and Ulla Derhaschnig and Michael M. Hirschl},
  volume={40 6},
Whereas clinic blood pressure (CBP) above normality is divided into stages, no corresponding classifications are available for 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (ABP). We conducted a study (1) to define stages of hypertension by ABP corresponding to CBP stages and (2) to evaluate if these stages have prognostic impact similar to CBP stages. Seven hundred thirty-six hypertensive patients were included. Mean systolic blood pressure was 149+/-15.2/87+/-8.6 mm Hg for CBP and 135+/-13/79+/-9.7 mm Hg… CONTINUE READING

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