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To determine if the use of automated office blood pressure readings can improve management of systolic hypertension in routine clinical practice. Automated office SBP recordings in routine clinical practice using the BpTRU device will reflect more accurately the mean awake ambulatory systolic BP than will manual BP readings taken with conventional mercury sphygmomanometry. This should lead to improvements in the management of systolic hypertension with optimization of drug therapy in practices using the BpTRU device.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label
BpTRU, Conventional mercury sphygmomanometry
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:44:35-0400
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