Ambulatory and home blood pressure normality in the elderly: Data from the PAMELA population

Roberto Sega, Giancarlo Cesana, Camilla Milesi, Guido Grassi, Alberto Zanchetti, Giuseppe Mancia

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Abstract

To determine ambulatory blood pressure (BP) means and distributions in an elderly population, we studied a random sample of 800 subjects stratified by sex and representative of residents aged 65 to 74 years of the city of Monza. Participation was 51%. Measurements consisted of clinic BP (average of three measurements with mercury sphygmomanometry), home BP (average of morning and evening measurements with a semiautomatic device), and ambulatory BP (SpaceLabs 90207). Clinic BP was obtained before and after home and ambulatory BP measurements. In normotensive and untreated hypertensive subjects (n=248), clinic, home, and ambulatory BPs were significantly related (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalHypertension
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Keywords

  • Ambulatory
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Elderly
  • Heart rate
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep
  • White coat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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