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Rationale and design of a randomized study to determine the value of central Blood Pressure for GUIDing managEment of hypertension: the BP GUIDE study

Sharman, James E.; Marwick, Thomas H.; Abhayaratna, Walter; Stowasser, Michael

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Background: Noninvasive estimates of central blood pressure (BP) predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality independent of brachial BP. However, there are limited data on the usefulness of central BP in clinical practice. This study aims to test the value of central BP as a management tool for physicians treating patients with essential hypertension. Methods: Participants with uncomplicated essential hypertension (N = 284) will be randomized to 12 months of treatment decisions guided by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37159
Source: American Heart Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.02.017

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