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Out-of-office and central blood pressure for risk stratification: a cross-sectional study in patients treated for hypertension

Schultz, Martin G.; Gilroy, Deborah; Wright, Leah; Bishop, Warrick L J; Abhayaratna, Walter; Stowasser, Michael; Sharman, James E.

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Background Central blood pressure (BP) predicts mortality independent of office brachial BP. Whether central BP may be useful to differentiate BP control requires examination and was the first aim of this study. Secondly, we sought to determine the variability in central BP among patients from different categories of BP control [controlled hypertension (CH), masked hypertension (MH), white coat (WCHT) and uncontrolled hypertension (UH)]. Materials and methods We assessed patients with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18129
Source: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2011.02595.x

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