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Episode 206: Please stop measuring all those blood pressures

In episode 206, James and Mike start to tackle the holy gospel of blood pressure measurements and interestingly feel under pressure the entire way due to the trickiness of the evidence. We discuss office measurements, automated measurements, home measurements, 24-ambulatory measurements and at the end realize we have likely raised the blood pressure of our listeners but on principle we refuse to measure it.

 Show notes

1) Screening

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and the Canadian
Hypertension Education Program

2) Automated blood pressures

BMJ 2011;342:bmj.d286 

3) MAPEC study

Chronobiol Int 2010;27:1629-51

4) Waste and Harm in the Treatment of Mild
Hypertension     

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():1-2. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.970.
doi:10:1001/jama.2010.920

5) Mild hypertension – effect of propranolol in mild hypertension

Lancet 1966;2:1148–50

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