Nocturnal ambulatory blood pressure measurement

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1634a (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1634
  1. A Shennan,
  2. M De Swiet,
  3. A Halligan
  1. Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London W6 0XG
  2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE2 7LX.

    EDITOR, - We disagree that the findings of R J O Davies and colleagues should be taken into account as part of clinical and epidemiological interpretation.1

    The authors assume that the “aroused” ambulatory blood pressure is less accurate than the true physiological pressure. This is self evident but has no clinical relevance, as physiological pressure can never …

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