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Accurate measurement of BP is essential to reduce CV risks

KEY POINT

The American Heart Association (AHA) has released an updated statement on accurate measurement of blood pressure (BP) in adults and children. The statement focuses on office BP assessments, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM), as the quality of measurement varies widely across settings.

SOURCES

Muntner P, et al. Measurement of blood pressure in humans: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].