The Clinical Utility of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM): A Review
The current evidence suggests that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) should be an integral part of
the diagnosis and management of hypertension. However, its uptake in routine clinical practice has been variable. This
paper reviews the current evidence for the role of ABPM in clinical practice, including in hypotensive disorders and in
specific comorbidities. It further discusses the clinical significance of abnormal ambulatory blood pressure patterns and
hypertensive syndromes such as white coat, masked and resistant hypertension.
Keywords: Abnormal circadian rhythm, ambulatory blood pressure, masked hypertension, nocturnal hypertension, orthostatic
hypotension, resistant hypertension, white coat hypertension.
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