Purpose of review For over a century the technique of blood pressure measurement developed by Riva-Rocci and Korotkoff has provided most of the data on hypertension diagnosis and treatment. Its limitations, however, are becoming increasingly evident and therefore alternative solutions are under investigation. This paper is intended to provide an overview of important recent progress in this field, and to highlight future perspectives. Recent findings A major development in blood pressure measurement is the technical improvement of electronic manometers for use either in the clinic (with the auscultatory approach, as an alternative to use of mercury columns), or in automated oscillometric devices yielding blood pressure measurements devoid of observer-dependency, and allowing long-term blood pressure monitoring. In the latter case, blood pressure measurement is made possible in settings other than the physician's office, either through ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or through self blood pressure measurement at home. These methods are growing in clinical importance, but further studies are needed to define their indications more precisely in the clinical evaluation of hypertensive patients. Recently, important steps towards better standards of blood pressure measurement have been taken, as summarized in the guidelines jointly issued by the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), in the 7th Joint National Committee Report and (in even more detail) in the Blood Pressure Measurement Guidelines published by the ESH Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. Summary Blood pressure measurement is a rapidly developing field, the importance of which is increasingly acknowledged in the light of the growing awareness of the impact of hypertension on public health. Despite remarkable progress, many methodological issues still remain to be properly addressed.
Parati, G., Bilo, G., & Mancia, G. (2004). Blood pressure measurement in research and in clinical practice: recent evidence. CURRENT OPINION IN NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION, 13(3), 343-357 [10.1097/01.mnh.0000126800.54336.11].
|Citazione:||Parati, G., Bilo, G., & Mancia, G. (2004). Blood pressure measurement in research and in clinical practice: recent evidence. CURRENT OPINION IN NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION, 13(3), 343-357 [10.1097/01.mnh.0000126800.54336.11].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Review Essay|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Blood pressure measurement in research and in clinical practice: recent evidence|
|Autori:||Parati, G; Bilo, G; Mancia, G|
PARATI, GIANFRANCO (Primo)
BILO, GRZEGORZ MAREK (Secondo)
MANCIA, GIUSEPPE (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Rivista:||CURRENT OPINION IN NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.mnh.0000126800.54336.11|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|