Was published in one of the biggest changes to the original forecast NICE.
Was published in one of the biggest changes to the original forecast NICE, in 2004, recommends that the draft directive that the diagnosis of primary hypertension should be confirmed to be a 24 – hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring 1, or home blood pressure monitoring , instead of being solely based on measurements of blood pressure in the clinic. Allied this draft directive proposes new thresholds for diagnosis and grades of hypertension. Better to the values obtained with ABPM.
The draft directive would therefore recommend that the test in such cases look for a specialist assessment for the evaluation of secondary causes of hypertension and a more detailed assessment of potential target organ damage as well as a review of their blood pressure at least once every 12 months to be granted. ‘.
3 White Coat Hypertension is reported that in less than 25 percent of the experience. The population, in particular, is where their BP close to the threshold for diagnosis. It is common in pregnancy and with age. Failing to identify WCH makes inappropriate treatment of high blood pressure in normotensive patients a possibility. (more…)