In a new scientists statement, researchers provide new information about blood pressure measurement.
According to the statement, many people in the U.S. experience white coat hypertension. In this condition, people have high blood pressure readings when taken at the doctor’s office.
However, when they measure blood pressure outside of a clinical setting, their readings become normal.
Another condition is called masked hypertension.
In this condition, people do not have high blood pressure based on readings in their doctor’s office.
However, when they measure blood pressure outside a clinic setting, they have high blood pressure reading.
It is estimated that about 20% to 30% of people experience masked hypertension.
Masked hypertension is linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
Both conditions show that there can be differences in blood pressure readings when they are measured in the doctor’s office versus outside of their doctor’s office.
It is important to ensure patients get their blood pressure measured correctly. In that way, they can have high blood pressure diagnosed and start treatment to save their lives.
In the current statement, the researchers how to measure blood pressure accurately outside of the doctor’s office to diagnose hypertension.
One way to avoid masked hypertension is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
In this monitoring, a patient wears a blood pressure cuff for 24 hours. His/her blood pressure is measured throughout the day and while s/he is asleep.
This method could measure blood pressure multiple times a day in natural environments and hence be more accurate.
The new high blood pressure statement also supports the updated blood pressure guidelines in 2017.
It suggests using 130/80 Hg to define high blood pressure can help protect people from heart disease and stroke.
It also includes recommendations on how to properly measure blood pressure, both in and out of the doctor’s office.
It suggests doctors use electronic devices called oscillometric devices to measure blood pressure. These devices can help reduce the risk of human error and very easy to use.
Doctors or patients just need to push a button to get their readings.
For accurate blood pressure measurements, the statement suggests patients should sit up straight in a chair with a supported back.
They should put their feet flat on the floor, rest their arm on a solid surface, and not talk to anyone or look at their phone for 3-5 minutes before the measurement.
In addition, patients should not smoke, drink caffeine or exercise 30 minutes before the blood pressure is taken.
The study is published in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association.
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