Posts Tagged ‘ambulatory blood pressure’

September 16th, 2013

Realistic Expectations for Renal Denervation

Early trials of renal denervation have resulted in extremely impressive drops in systolic blood pressure approximating 30 mm Hg. These results have sparked a great deal of excitement in the hypertension community and stirred the interest of a multitude of medical device companies. Some experts have proclaimed renal denervation a potential “cure” for resistant hypertension, […]

August 24th, 2011

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Gains NICE Recommendation in UK

Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring is receiving a strong endorsement in the UK from NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). The recommendation is based on a cost-effectiveness study published in the Lancet. Kate Lovibond and colleagues found that compared with additional measurements in the clinic or home measurements, ABP monitoring was highly cost-effective in patients 40 […]