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 ...
Misdiagnosed hypertension points to need for out-of-office BP assessments
By Michael Woodhead
16 May 2019