Risk factors

Misdiagnosed hypertension points to need for out-of-office BP assessments

High rates of undiagnosed hypertension, ‘masked hypertension’ and inadequately treated hypertension have been found in an Australian study comparing clinic BP measurement and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring. The results from a subgroup of  508 patients in the AusDiab study found that systolic but not diastolic BP was higher in clinic setting vs ambulatory measurement (mean ...

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