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This is a prospective study comparing the three blood pressure monitoring methods on the diagnosis of arterial hypertension. Blood pressure of each subject will be evaluated with clinic, home and 24h ambulatory blood pressure measurements in three visits
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
University of Athens
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:22-0400
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