Diagnostic thresholds for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring based on 10-year cardiovascular risk.

@article{Kikuya2007DiagnosticTF,
  title={Diagnostic thresholds for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring based on 10-year cardiovascular risk.},
  author={Masahiro Kikuya and Tine Willum Hansen and Lutgarde Thijs and Kristina Bj{\"o}rklund-Bodeg{\aa}rd and Tatiana Kuznetsova and Takayoshi Ohkubo and Tom Richart and Christian Torp-Pedersen and Lars Lind and Hans Henning Windel\ov Ibsen and Yutaka Imai and Jan A Staessen},
  journal={Blood pressure monitoring},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={393-5}
}
Current diagnostic thresholds for ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) mainly rely on statistical parameters derived from reference populations. We determined an outcome-driven reference frame for ABP measurement. We performed 24-h ABP monitoring in 5682 participants (mean age 59.0 years; 43.3% women) enrolled in prospective population studies in Copenhagen, Denmark; Noorderkempen, Belgium; Ohasama, Japan; and Uppsala, Sweden. In multivariate analyses, we determined ABP thresholds, which yielded 10… CONTINUE READING

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