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Ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure should be restricted to scientific research

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1334a (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1334
  1. M Brueren
  1. Assistant professor Department of General Practice, University of Limburg, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands

    EDITOR,—Frank W Beltman and colleagues report the predictive value of seated and ambulatory blood pressure after the withdrawal of antihypertensive drugs.1 Their conclusion that seated blood pressure (defined as two measurements obtained during one visit) is a worse predictor of blood pressure in the long term than ambulatory blood pressure (multiple measurements obtained during …

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