Twenty-four hour blood pressure monitoring and end-organ damage.

  title={Twenty-four hour blood pressure monitoring and end-organ damage.},
  author={Giuseppe Mancia and Stefano Omboni and Gianfranco Parati and Stefano Trazzi},
  journal={Blood pressure. Supplement},
  pages={38-41; discussion 42-3}
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) over 24 hours has become quite common. Evidence suggests that the mean 24-hour measurement is more closely associated with end organ damage, including end-points such as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), than is a single blood pressure measurement taken in the doctor's office. Clinicians disagree about the particular significance of blood pressure measurements obtained during exercise, blood pressure variability, and blood pressure load (a… CONTINUE READING