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Clinical Value of Non-Invasive Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurements and Comparison with Other Methods

  • D. L. Clement
  • M. Bobelyn
  • L. Packet
  • G. O. Van Maele
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 37)

Abstract

For years, the diagnosis of arterial hypertension has been largely based on the level of blood pressure measured in the doctor’s office. Studies with either continuous or semi-continuous blood pressure recordings have shown that variability of blood pressure is so large that casual pressure only is a tiny part of the spectrum of the blood pressure profile. Ambulatory blood pressure recordings are very helpful in this respect ; most of the information can be obtained by non-invasive means. Besides a more correct diagnosis of the hypertensive disease as made in normal life, ambulatory blood pressure recordings permit a better definition of the effect of hypotensive drugs on blood pressure and its variations.

Keywords

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Variability Blood Pressure Recording Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement Korotkoff Sound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Clement
    • 1
  • M. Bobelyn
    • 1
  • L. Packet
    • 1
  • G. O. Van Maele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity HospitalGentBelgium

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