Self-measured home blood pressure in predicting ambulatory hypertension.

  title={Self-measured home blood pressure in predicting ambulatory hypertension.},
  author={George A. Mansoor and William B White},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={17 11 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Physicians are commonly uncertain whether a person with office blood pressure (BP) around 140/90 mm Hg actually has hypertension. This is primarily because of BP variability. One approach is to perform self-measured home BP and determine if home BP is elevated. There is a general agreement that if home BP is >/=135/85 mm Hg, then antihypertensive therapy may be commenced. However, some persons with home BP below this cut-off will have ambulatory hypertension. We therefore… CONTINUE READING