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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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Head, GA and McGrath, BP and Mihailidou, AS and Nelson, MR and Schlaich, MP and Stowasser, M and Mangoni, AA and Cowley, D and Wilson, A, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, Australian Family Physician, 40, (11) pp. 877-880. ISSN 0300-8495 (2011) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring involves measuring blood pressure (BP) at regular intervals (usually every 20–30 minutes) over a 24 hour period while patients undergo normal daily activities, including sleep. The portable monitor is worn on a belt connected to a standard cuff on the upper arm (Figure 1) and uses an oscillometric technique to detect systolic, diastolic and mean BP as well as heart rate.1 When complete, the device is connected to a computer that prepares a report of the 24 hour, day time, night time, and sleep and awake (if recorded) average systolic and diastolic BP and heart rate.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:75535
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2012-02-02
Last Modified:2012-06-12
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