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Clinic-Based BP Measurement Is Inaccurate for Diagnosing Hypertension

Filed under: comentario — Mario Hernández Cueto — diciembre 22nd, 2011 — 9:41

Clinic-Based BP Measurement Is Inaccurate for Diagnosing Hypertension
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Por: Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACP. Journal Watch, August 11, 2011.

Most clinicians rely on clinic- or home-based measurement of blood pressure (BP) for diagnosing hypertension. However, whether such measurements are accurate is unclear. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 studies that involved 5700 patients, U.K. investigators determined how accurately clinic- and home-based BP measurements diagnosed hypertension; daytime ambulatory BP measurements were the reference standard.

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