Title: European society of hypertension position paper on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Authors: O'Brien, Eoin ×
Parati, Gianfranco
Stergiou, George
Asmar, Roland
Beilin, Laurie
Bilo, Grzegorz
Clement, Denis
de la Sierra, Alejandro
de Leeuw, Peter
Dolan, Eamon
Fagard, Robert
Graves, John
Head, Geoffrey A
Imai, Yutaka
Kario, Kazuomi
Lurbe, Empar
Mallion, Jean-Michel
Mancia, Giuseppe
Mengden, Thomas
Myers, Martin
Ogedegbe, Gbenga
Ohkubo, Takayoshi
Omboni, Stefano
Palatini, Paolo
Redon, Josep
Ruilope, Luis M
Shennan, Andrew
Staessen, Jan A
Vanmontfrans, Gert
Verdecchia, Paolo
Waeber, Bernard
Wang, Jiguang
Zanchetti, Alberto
Zhang, Yuqing
European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring #
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Gower Medical Pub.
Series Title: Journal of Hypertension vol:31 issue:9 pages:1731-68
Article number: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e328363e964
Abstract: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is being used increasingly in both clinical practice and hypertension research. Although there are many guidelines that emphasize the indications for ABPM, there is no comprehensive guideline dealing with all aspects of the technique. It was agreed at a consensus meeting on ABPM in Milan in 2011 that the 34 attendees should prepare a comprehensive position paper on the scientific evidence for ABPM.This position paper considers the historical background, the advantages and limitations of ABPM, the threshold levels for practice, and the cost-effectiveness of the technique. It examines the need for selecting an appropriate device, the accuracy of devices, the additional information and indices that ABPM devices may provide, and the software requirements.At a practical level, the paper details the requirements for using ABPM in clinical practice, editing considerations, the number of measurements required, and the circumstances, such as obesity and arrhythmias, when particular care needs to be taken when using ABPM.The clinical indications for ABPM, among which white-coat phenomena, masked hypertension, and nocturnal hypertension appear to be prominent, are outlined in detail along with special considerations that apply in certain clinical circumstances, such as childhood, the elderly and pregnancy, and in cardiovascular illness, examples being stroke and chronic renal disease, and the place of home measurement of blood pressure in relation to ABPM is appraised.The role of ABPM in research circumstances, such as pharmacological trials and in the prediction of outcome in epidemiological studies is examined and finally the implementation of ABPM in practice is considered in relation to the issue of reimbursement in different countries, the provision of the technique by primary care practices, hospital clinics and pharmacies, and the growing role of registries of ABPM in many countries.
ISSN: 0263-6352
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
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