European Society of Hypertension recommendations for conventional, ambulatory and home blood pressure measurement
Blood pressure measurement is the basis for the diagnosis, management, treatment, epidemiology and research of hypertension, and the decisions affecting these aspects of hypertension will be influenced for better or worse by the accuracy of the measurement. An accurate blood pressure reading is a prerequisite, therefore, regardless of which technique is used, yet all too often the accuracy of measurement is taken for granted or ignored.
The purpose of this monograph is to serve as a reference source for other guidelines relating to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The content is divided into four parts: Part I is devoted to issues common to all techniques of measurement, Part II to conventional blood pressure measurement (CBPM), Part III to ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM) and Part IV to self blood pressure measurement (SBPM).