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The Un-Observed Automated Office Blood Pressure Measurement Technique Used in the SPRINT Study Points to a Standard Target Office Systolic Blood Pressure <140 mmHg

Abstract

The SPRINT study investigators used the un-observed automated office blood pressure measurement technique. When their achieved systolic blood pressure is corrected, target systolic blood pressure for most people remains unchanged: <140mmHg for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and death.

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Correspondence to Sverre E. Kjeldsen.

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Dr. Kjeldsen has received modest honoraria for consultancy and lecturing from ABDiiBRAHiM, Bayer, Merck, and Takeda. Dr. Mancia declares no conflicts of interest relevant to this manuscript.

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Kjeldsen, S.E., Mancia, G. The Un-Observed Automated Office Blood Pressure Measurement Technique Used in the SPRINT Study Points to a Standard Target Office Systolic Blood Pressure <140 mmHg. Curr Hypertens Rep 19, 3 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-017-0700-y

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Keywords

  • Antihypertensive drug-treatment
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood pressure target
  • Hypertension
  • Randomized controlled trial