Sources of Variability and Methodological Considerations in Ambulatory Blood Pressure

  • M. D. Gellman
  • G. H. Ironson
  • N. Schneiderman
  • M. M. Llabre
  • S. B. Spitzer
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The measurement of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) has been of interest for some time. There are two compelling reasons for this focus on ABP. First, ABP is more representative than blood pressure (BP) taken in a single setting; second field measurements of BP have been related to subsequent hypertension (Rose et al. 1978), left ventricular hypertrophy (Devereux et al. 1983; Sokolow et al. 1966), hypertensive complications (Pickering et al. 1985), and morbidity and mortality (Perloff et al. 1983). More specifically, several studies have shown that ABP adds important information over and above office BP measurement in the relationship between BP and left ventricular hypertrophy (Devereux et al. 1983; Sokolow et al. 1966) and other hypertensive complications (Pickering et al. 1985).


Blood Pressure Level Ambulatory Blood Pressure Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Total Peripheral Resistance Speech Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Gellman
  • G. H. Ironson
  • N. Schneiderman
  • M. M. Llabre
  • S. B. Spitzer

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