Reference values for self-recorded blood pressure: a meta-analysis of summary data.

  title={Reference values for self-recorded blood pressure: a meta-analysis of summary data.},
  author={Lutgarde Thijs and Jan A Staessen and Hilde Celis and R{\'e}gis de Gaudemaris and Yutaka Imai and Stevo Julius and Robert Fagard},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={158 5},
BACKGROUND The widespread clinical use of self-recorded blood pressure measurement is limited by the lack of generally accepted reference values. The purpose of this study was therefore to perform a meta-analysis of summary data in an attempt to determine an operational threshold for self-recorded blood pressures. STUDIES AND METHODS: Seventeen studies, including a total of 5422 subjects, were reviewed. Eight of these 17 studies included both normotensive and untreated hypertensive subjects… CONTINUE READING

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