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British Hypertension Society

http://www.bhsoc.org/

BHS Information Service

http://www.bhsoc.org/information.htm

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the latest guidelines for treatment of hypertension (JNC VI).

http://nhlbi.nih.gov/

The JNC VI recommendations for blood pressure measurement and treatment  include information on the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

Hypertension Network

http://www.bloodpressure.com

Further Reading

Conventional blood pressure measurement

Guidelines for the management of hypertension : report of the third working party of the British Hypertension Society.Ramsay, L.E; Williams, B; Johnston, GD et al. J. of Human Hypertension. 1999. 13 : 569-592. http://www.hyp.ac.uk/bhs/resources/guidelines.htm

British Hypertension Society Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension 1999 : Summary. Ramsay, L.E; Williams, B; Johnston, D et al. BMJ. 1999. 319: 630-635. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/319/7210/630

Joint British Recommendations on Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Clinical Practice.Heart. 1998. 80 (suppl. 2): S1-S29. http://heart.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/80/suppl_2/S1

The history of blood pressure measurement. O'Brien E, Fitzgerald D. J Hum Hypertens 1994;8:73-84.

ABC of hypertension. O'Brien ET, Beevers DG, Marshall HS, 3rd ed. London: BMJ Publications, 1995.

Blood pressure measurement. O'Brien E. In:  Swales JD, ed.   Textbook of hypertension.  Oxford:  Blackwell Scientific,   1994, pp. 989-1008.

A century of confusion: which bladder for accurate blood pressure measurement? O'Brien E. J Hum Hypertens 1996;10:565-72.

Blood pressure measurement: recommendations of the British Hypertension Society. O'Brien E, Petrie J, Littler WA, et al. 3rd ed.  London:   BMJ Publishing Group, 1997.

The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. (JNC VI) Arch Intern Med 1997;157:2413-46 and www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jncintro.htm

Will the millimetre of mercury be replaced by the kilopascal. O'Brien E. J Hypertens 1998;16:259-61.

Ambulatory blood pressure measurement

Ambulatory monitoring and blood pressure variability. Pickering TG. London:  Science Press, 1991.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: from research to clinical practice. Padfield PL, Benediktsson R. J Hum Hypertens 1995;9:413-6.

Ambulatory blood pressure. An independent predictor of prognosis in essential hypertension. Verdecchia P, Porcellati C, Schillaci G, et al. Hypertension 1994;24:793-801.

The ambulatory blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive subjects: results from a large international database. Staessen J, O'Brien E, Amery A, et al. J Hypertens 1994;12(suppl 7):S1-S12.

Recommendations for the use of home (self) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Pickering T, for an American Society of Hypertension ad hoc panel. Am J Hypertens 1996;9:1-11.

Antihypertensive treatment based on conventional or ambulatory blood pressure measurement: a randomized controlled trial. Staessen JA, Byttebier G, Buntinx F, et al.  for the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring and Treatment of Hypertension Investigators. JAMA 1997;278:1065-72.

A new role for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring? Pickering T. JAMA 1997;278:1110.

Validation of blood pressure measuring devices

American National Standard for Electronic or Automated Sphygmomanometers: ANSI/AAMI SP10-1987. Arlington, VA: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (3330 Washington Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-4598),1993;40.

The British Hypertension Society Protocol for the evaluation of blood pressure measuring devices. O'Brien E, Petrie J, Littler WA, et al. J Hypertens 1993;11(suppl 2):S43-S63.

State of the market: a review of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices. O'Brien E, Atkins N, Staessen J. Hypertens 1995;26:835-842.

Evaluation of three devices for self-measurement of blood pressure: according to the revised British Hypertension Society protocol: the Omron HEM-705CP, Phillips HP5332, and Nissei DS-175. O'Brien E, Mee F, Atkins N, Thomas M.  Blood Pressure Monitoring 1996;1:55-61.

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