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VII - The follow-up of a high blood pressure

7.1 - The control of the blood pressure with the physician: the follow-up
7.2 - The control of the blood pressure by an automatic device at home
7.3 - Sometimes, an ambulatory blood pressure measurement during 24 hours is necessary


7.3- Sometimes, an ambulatory blood pressure measurement during 24 hours is necessary


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For the follow-up of a high blood pressure, the practitioner may do a 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure measurement. The principal indications of this examination are the evaluation of the antihypertensive treatment effectiveness, looking for an increase of high blood pressure, and finally, looking for an arterial hypotension induced by the drugs.

Usually measurements are carried out every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the night. You may start the measurement of the blood pressure yourself if you feel a symptom. This means that the person who sets the ambulatory blood pressure device for you has to show you how to start a measurement of the blood pressure.

File last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011
 

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