Understanding Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2015, Pages: 1-3
Received: Apr. 13, 2015; Accepted: May 4, 2015; Published: May 9, 2015
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Authors
Ankush Sachdeva, FNIC (Associate Consultant Cardiology)-Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, India
Shreya Ohri, First Cardiology Clinic, University Hospital ‘Dr G. Stranski’ Pleven, Street Georgi Kochev 8A, Pleven 5800, Bulgaria
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Abstract
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a unique method of measuring a 24-hour blood pressure (BP) which gives a detailed picture of daytime awake and nighttime asleep blood pressure.It should become a part of routine clinical examination as conventional BP monitoring cannot take into account certain problems like difference in BP at home and at the physician’s office (white coat hypertension),excess of drug causing symptoms and profile of the drug over 24 hours. Thus, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring helps to choose a better anti-hypertensive drug best suited for the patient.Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a unique method of measuring a 24-hour blood pressure (BP) which gives a detailed picture of daytime awake and nighttime asleep blood pressure. It should become a part of routine clinical examination as conventional BP monitoring cannot take into account certain problems like difference in BP at home and at the physician’s office (white coat hypertension), excess of drug causing symptoms and profile of the drug over 24 hours. Thus, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring helps to choose a better anti-hypertensive drug best suited for the patient.
Keywords
Ambulatory, Blood Pressure, Hypertension
To cite this article
Ankush Sachdeva, Shreya Ohri, Understanding Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcems.20150101.11
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