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When should I Ask for ABPM in My Hypertensive Patient Who is Already on Treatment?

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Dr Anjan Lal Dutta, Kolkata    19 December 2017

 for White-coat HT; masked HT; early morning surge of BP; suspected episode of HT; patients with high risk CV events, even if clinical BP is normal.

It can also be used to diagnose postural hypotension and syncope. Cost remains an important constraint prohibiting it’s clinical use where indicated. Discomfort from automatic cuff inflation occasionally causes disturbance to the patient resulting in BP variability.

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