Clinical Trial

Blood Pressure Measurement: Should Technique Define Targets?

Study Description

Blood Pressure Measurement: Should Technique Define Targets?

Hypertension is the single most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, yet blood pressure itself is highly influenced by technique and device. Hence, the target blood pressure could vary materially based on BP technique and device used. In the present study, the investigators will compare 4 different methods of measuring blood pressure in the office (casual, resting average of 3 readings with nurse present or absent for resting period, and average of 5 readings) as well as a 24 hour ambulatory measurement. The results of this study will help and enable practicing family physicians and specialists in Canada to target BP for their patients based on algorithm and method of assessment of BP they use in their offices.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Diagnostic Test - BpTRU First, Unattended Omron Second

Visit 1: The participants will have the oscillometric device, BpTRU applied to their arm with the higher blood pressure. This will allow assessment with the commonest used Canadian device, which provides an average after 5 unattended readings. This assessment will be followed by the participant wearing a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) for 24 hours. Visit 2: Upon returning the 24 hour ABPM device, the patient will have their blood pressure measured with an unattended Omron secon ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Diagnostic Test - Unattended Omron First, BpTRU Second

Visit 1: The participants will have the Omron HEM 907XL will be applied to their arm with the higher blood pressure. There will be 5 minutes of quiet rest (participant alone) and three readings subsequently while the patient is still alone with the average blood pressure measurement being noted.This assessment will be followed by the participant wearing a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) for 24 hours. Visit 2: Upon returning the 24 hour ABPM device, the participants will have the ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Diagnostic Test - Partially Attended Omron First, Unattended Omron Second

Visit 1: The participant will have the Omron HEM 907 XL applied to the arm with the higher blood pressure. There will be five minutes of quiet rest (patient alone) and three reading subsequently, but with the nurse entering the room (i.e., partially attended), with the average being noted. This assessment will be followed by the participant wearing a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) for 24 hours. Visit 2: Upon returning 24 hour ABPM device, the participant will have the Omron HEM ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Blood Pressure Measurement: Should Technique Define Targets?

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03267420

ParticipAid ID

7ax4Ja