Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the 21st century

Eoin O'Brien, William B. White, Gianfranco Parati, Eamon Dolan

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In clinical practice, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) tends to be used solely for diagnosing hypertension, especially to identify white-coat and masked hypertension. However, ABPM can provide additional information to guide the management and drug treatment of hypertension. In this brief review, the general principles governing the use of ABPM in clinical practice, such as the devices and software, recording requirements, the thresholds for the day, night and 24-hour periods and how often to repeat ABPM are summarized. The use of ABPM for diagnosing, determining the efficacy of treatment, and assessing the long-term control of hypertension are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1111
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018


  • ambulatory blood pressure/home blood pressure monitor
  • clinical management of high blood pressure
  • general
  • hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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