Double Checking Your Blood Pressure

11 Mar

Almost 1 in 6 people in a recent study of 888 adults had blood pressure levels that were normal during a doctor’s check but higher at other times. This so-called “masked” or “hidden” hypertension was found when the study subjects wore blood pressure monitors for 24 hours.

If your in-office blood pressure is in the prehypertension range (120 to 139/80 to 89), you might benefit from a 24-hour monitor reading, the researchers say.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health March 2017 Circulation Dec. 5, 2016

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