Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Diagnostic and Predictive Accuracy of Blood Pressure Screening Methods With Consideration of Rescreening Intervals: An Updated Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring appears to be the reference standard for confirming elevated office blood pressure screening results. Ambulatory BP monitoring helps avoid misdiagnosis and overtreatment of persons with isolated clinic (white coat) hypertension.  (Ann Intern Med. 2014 Dec 23.)
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