Peter Blankestijn on Blood Pressure Measurement

Peter J. Blankestijn (Netherlands) answers the following questions:

- Can you please explain the different modalities in measuring blood pressure, and the differences between home-based, office-based and ambulatory blood pressures?
- What are your requirements for valid blood pressure measurement?
- How often should blood pressure be measured by the patient?
- What are your thoughts and recommendations with regards to automatic vs. manual blood pressure measurement?


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