Cardiovascular Medicine Book




Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Aka: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  1. Definition
    1. Automated 24 hour BP recording
    2. Analogous to a Holter Monitor for Blood Pressure
  2. Indications
    1. Newly diagnosed Hypertension (especially borderline)
    2. White-coat Hypertension
    3. Drug-Resistant Hypertension
    4. Pregnancy-induced Hypertension
    5. Evaluation of antihypertensive efficacy
    6. Episodes of symptomatic Hypertension
    7. Autonomic Neuropathy
    8. Orthostatic Hypotension
  3. Cost
    1. Initial equipment investment: $5000
    2. Patient cost: $100 to $300
  4. References
    1. Gardner (2001) J Am Board Fam Pract 14(3):166-71 [PubMed]
    2. Marchiando (2003) Am Fam Physician 67(11):2343-50 [PubMed]
    3. Myers (2001) Can J Cardiol 17(5):581-6 [PubMed]

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