Comparison of agreement between different measures of blood pressure in primary care and daytime ambulatory blood pressure.
OBJECTIVE: To assess alternatives to measuring ambulatory pressure, which best predicts response to treatment and adverse outcome. SETTING: Three general practices in England. DESIGN: Validation study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with newly diagnosed high or borderline high blood pressure; patients receiving treatment for hypertension but with poor control. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Overall agreement with ambulatory pressure; prediction of high ambulatory pressure (>135/85 mm Hg) and treatment thr...Expand abstract
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