Multiple BP readings are suggested to guide hypertension treatment

08/24/2011 | Reuters

Researchers at Leicester University in the U.K. reported in The Lancet that periodic blood pressure readings over 24 hours are better than a one-time reading at a physician's office when deciding which patients need hypertension drugs. The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence immediately made the ambulatory monitoring model a new clinical guideline, saying it would affect millions of people and would likely be accepted around the world.

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