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Dr Calinas-Correia refers to his findings regarding a lack of
correlation between ambulatory and clinic BP readings.
Which is unsurprising of course.
But why does he assert superiority of the ambulatory figures over
the clinic ones, given Framingham uses the latter?
It's worth noting the fudge factors (algorithms?) by which the new
methods reduce their (potentially comprehensive) data on the arterial
waveform to two "heritage" numbers, are for the most part, proprietary.
While the mercury machine is internationally available comparable and
has by far the biggest data base.
Until there is an open-source International Standard for these
machines, and we stop attempting to map our new data back to Framingham,
we will fail to progress. This field is still riven with commercial