Identification of Relevant Factors Contributing to Blood Pressure Measurement Accuracy

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Abstract

Accurate assessment of blood pressure (BP) is critical for the diagnosis and management of hypertension and is frequently performed sub-optimally in clinical practice. This study included 405 patients referred with uncontrolled hypertension to a tertiary Hypertension Clinic. Conventional attended office BP measurements significantly overestimated BP levels when compared to gold-standard daytime ambulatory BP. Measurements obtained by a standardized unattended automatic office BP measurement protocol demonstrated substantially higher concordance with daytime ambulatory BP. However, in the presence of a white coat component, even unattended automated BP measurements can overestimate ambulatory BP readings. Therefore, ambulatory BP measurements should be obtained wherever feasible.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Schlaich, Markus, Supervisor
  • Ward, Natalie, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date26 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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