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Title: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement as a predictor of outcome in an Irish population: methodology for ascertaining mortality outcome
Authors: Dolan, Eamon ×
Atkins, Neil
McClory, Sean
Hinedi, Kareem
Sharif, Sarah
McCormack, Patricia
Staessen, Jan A
Thijs, Lutgarde
Stanton, Alice
O'Brien, Eoin #
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Publisher: Rapid Science Publishers
Series Title: Blood Pressure Monitoring vol:8 issue:4 pages:143-145
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has proven to be a superior predictor of morbid events when compared to clinic or office blood pressure measurement (CBPM). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of ABPM in a sample of 14 414 people referred for management of cardiovascular risk. METHODS: In this paper we describe the methodology required to examine mortality outcome in the absence of a national unique identifier. RESULTS: Using a computerized database of deaths we were able to establish that 1348 people had died by the end of the follow-up period (30 September 2002). Sixty-four percent of deaths were cardiovascular and in 207 subjects who had post-mortem examinations, 78% were cardiovascular. CONCLUSIONS: The accurate identification of the cause of death in a large population will allow comparison of the relative predictive power of APBM and CBPM in an Irish population.
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ISSN: 1359-5237
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
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