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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Five Decades of More Light andLess Shadows

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Casual blood pressure measurements have been extensively questioned over the lastfive decades. A significant percentage of patients have different blood pressurereadings when examined in the office or outside it. For this reason, a change inthe paradigm of the best manner to assess blood pressure has been observed. Themethod that has been most widely used is the Ambulatory Blood PressureMonitoring - ABPM. The method allows recording blood pressure measures in 24hours and evaluating various parameters such as mean BP, pressure loads, areasunder the curve, variations between daytime and nighttime, pulse pressurevariability etc. Blood pressure measurements obtained by ABPM are bettercorrelated, for example, with the risks of hypertension. The main indicationsfor ABPM are: suspected white coat hypertension and masked hypertension,evaluation of the efficacy of the antihypertensive therapy in 24 hours, andevaluation of symptoms. There is increasing evidence that the use of ABPM hascontributed to the assessment of blood pressure behaviors, establishment ofdiagnoses, prognosis and the efficacy of antihypertensive therapy. There is nodoubt that the study of 24-hour blood pressure behavior and its variations byABPM has brought more light and less darkness to the field, which justifies thetitle of this review.

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Continuous blood pressure monitoring in healthy subjects (presentedin the in the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology in 1982).
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f2: Continuous blood pressure monitoring in healthy subjects (presentedin the in the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology in 1982).

Mentions: The use of ABPM has been consolidated in Brazil, similarly to what has occurredin the world. In 1982, Prof. Mauricio Wajngarten and colleagues presented, forthe first time, a 24-hour blood pressure recording in the Brazilian Congress ofCardiology (Figure 2).


Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Five Decades of More Light andLess Shadows
Continuous blood pressure monitoring in healthy subjects (presentedin the in the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology in 1982).
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f2: Continuous blood pressure monitoring in healthy subjects (presentedin the in the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology in 1982).
Mentions: The use of ABPM has been consolidated in Brazil, similarly to what has occurredin the world. In 1982, Prof. Mauricio Wajngarten and colleagues presented, forthe first time, a 24-hour blood pressure recording in the Brazilian Congress ofCardiology (Figure 2).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Casual blood pressure measurements have been extensively questioned over the lastfive decades. A significant percentage of patients have different blood pressurereadings when examined in the office or outside it. For this reason, a change inthe paradigm of the best manner to assess blood pressure has been observed. Themethod that has been most widely used is the Ambulatory Blood PressureMonitoring - ABPM. The method allows recording blood pressure measures in 24hours and evaluating various parameters such as mean BP, pressure loads, areasunder the curve, variations between daytime and nighttime, pulse pressurevariability etc. Blood pressure measurements obtained by ABPM are bettercorrelated, for example, with the risks of hypertension. The main indicationsfor ABPM are: suspected white coat hypertension and masked hypertension,evaluation of the efficacy of the antihypertensive therapy in 24 hours, andevaluation of symptoms. There is increasing evidence that the use of ABPM hascontributed to the assessment of blood pressure behaviors, establishment ofdiagnoses, prognosis and the efficacy of antihypertensive therapy. There is nodoubt that the study of 24-hour blood pressure behavior and its variations byABPM has brought more light and less darkness to the field, which justifies thetitle of this review.

No MeSH data available.