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General Papers Relating to Blood Pressure Measurement

Recommendations and Guidelines on Blood Pressure Measurement
- Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index
Measurement Profiles
- Masked Hypertension
- White-Coat Hypertension
- Nocturnal Hypertension
- Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index
State of the Market
History of Blood Pressure Measurement
Computer Software and Computation
Low Resource Settings
Outcome

Recommendations and Guidelines on Blood Pressure Measurement

Staessen JA, O'Brien E. Will generic hypertension guidelines reduce the proliferation of directives? Heart 2007;93:775–777
 
O'Brien E. Measurement of blood pressure. Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4. In: ABC of Hypertension. Eds: DG Beevers, GH Lip, E O'Brien. Fifth Edition. BMJ/Blackwell Publishing. Oxford.UK.2007. pp.17-32.
 
Mancia G, de Backer G, Dominiczak A, Cifkova R, Fagard R, Germano G, Grassi G, Heagerty AM, Kjeldsen SE, Laurent S, Narkiewicz K, Ruilope L, Rynkiewicz A, Schmieder RE, Struijker Boudier HAJ, Zanchetti A on behalf of the Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the ESH and of the ESC 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension Journal of Hypertension 2007;25:1105–1187
 
Verberk WJ, Kroon AA, Kessels AGH, Lenders JWM, Thien T, van Montfrans GA, Smit AJ, de Leeuw PW. The optimal scheme of self blood pressure measurement as determined from ambulatory blood pressure recordings. Journal of Hypertension 2006; 24 (8):1541-1548
 
Pickering TG, Shimbo D, Haas D. Ambulatory Blood-Pressure Monitoring N Engl J Med 2006;354(22):2368-2374
 
Pickering TG, Hall JE, Appel LJ, Falkner BE, Graves J, Hill MN, Jones DW, Kurtz T, Sheps SG, Roccella EJ. Recommendations for blood pressure measurement in humans and experimental animals: part 1: blood pressure measurement in humans: a statement for professionals from the subcommittee of professional and public education of the american heart association council on high blood pressure research. Circulation 2005;111(5):697-716.
 
O’Brien E, Asmar R, Beilin L, Imai Y, Mancia G, Mengden T, Myers M, Padfield P, Palatini P, Parati G, Pickering T, Redon J, Staessen J, Stergiou G, Verdecchia P on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. Practice guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension for clinic, ambulatory and self blood pressure measurement Journal of Hypertension 2005;23:697–701
 
Williams B, Poulter N, Brown M, Davis M, McInnes G, Potter J, Sever P, McG Thom S; the BHS guidelines working party for the British Hypertension Society. British Hypertension Society Guidelines for hypertension management 2004 (BHS-IV): summary. BMJ 2004;328:634-640 (pdf)
 
Richards C, Sutherland M, Gough K, Padfield PL. Direct access ambulatory BP monitoring-the Edinburgh experience. Blood Press Monit 2004;9:287-291
 
Stergiou GS, Alamara CV, Vazeou A, Stefanidis CJ. Office and out-of-office blood pressure measurement in children and adolescents. Blood Press Monit 2004;9:293-296
 
Staessen J, Den Hond E, Celis H, Fagard R, Keary L, Vandenhoven G, O'Brien E for the Treatment of Hypertension Based on Home or Office Blood Pressure. Antihypertensive Treatment Based on Blood Pressure Measurement at Home or in the Physician's Office. (THOP) Trial Investigators (pdf)
 
Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL, Jones DW, Materson BJ, Oparil S, Wright JT, Roccella EJ. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: The JNC 7 Report. JAMA 2003;289:2560-2572 (pdf)
 
O'Brien E, Asmar R, Beilin L, Imai Y, Mallion J-M, Mancia G, Mengden T, Myers M, Padfield P, Palatinin P, Parati G, Pickering T, Redon J, Staessen J, Stergiou G, Verdecchia P on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. European Society of Hypertension Recommendations for Conventional, Ambulatory and Home Blood Pressure Measurement. J Hypertens 2003;21:821-848 (pdf)
Please note that our attention has been brought to an error in the published version of the ESH recommendations above. In Table 6 the abnormal diastolic pressure when asleep should read >75 instead of >65.  
 
Guidelines Committee (Mancia G, Agabiti Rosei E, Cifkova CR, DeBacker G, Erdine S, Fagard R, Farsang C, Heagerty AM, Kawecka-Jaszcs K, W. Kiowski, Kjeldsen S, Luscher T, McInnes G, Mallion J-M, Mogensen CE, O'Brien E, Poulter NR, Priori SG, Rahn KH, Rodicio JL, Ruilope LM, Safar M, Staessen JA, van Zwieten P, Waeber B, Williams B, Zanchetti A, Zannad F) 2003 European Society of Hypertension-European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension. Journal of Hypertension 2003;21:1011-1053 (pdf)
 
Pickering T, for the American Society of Hypertension Ad Hoc panel. Recommendations for the use of home (self) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Am J Hypertens 1996;9:1-11
 
O'Brien E, Petrie J, Littler WA, de Swiet M, Padfield PD, Dillon MJ, Coats A, Mee F.  Blood Pressure Measurement: Recommendations of the British Hypertension Society. BMJ Publishing Group. Third Edition. 1997
 
Myers MG, Haynes RB, Rabkin SW Canadian hypertension society guidelines for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Am J Hypertens 1999;12:1149-57
 
O'Brien E, Proceedings from a workshop on measurement of blood pressure of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension, Milan, June 1999. Blood Pressure Monit 2000;5:31-32
 
O'Brien E, Coats A, Owens P, Petrie J, Padheld P, Littler WA, de Swiet MA, Mee F. Use and, interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: recommendations of the British Hypertension Society. BMJ 2000: 320: 1128-34
 
O'Brien E, De Gaudemaria R, Bobrie G, Agabiti Rosei E, Vaisse B and the participants of the First International Consensus Conference on Blood Pressure Self-Measurement. Devices and validation. Blood Pressure Monit 2000;5:93-100
 
Staessen J, Thijs and the participants of the First International Consensus Conference on Blood Pressure Self-Measurement.  Development of diagnostic thresholds for automated self-measurement of blood pressure in adults. Blood Pressure Monit 2000;5:101-109
 
O.Brien E, De Gaudemaria R, Bobrie G, Agabiti Rosei E, Vaisse B and the participants of the First International Consensus Conference on Blood Pressure Self-Measurement. Devices and validation. Blood Pressure Monit 2000;5:93-100
 
O'Brien E, van Montfrans G,  Palatini P, Tochikubo O, Staessen J, Shirasaki O, Lipicky R, Myers M. Task Force I: Methodological aspects of blood pressure measurement. Sendai. Blood Press Monit 2001;6:313-315
 
Asmar R. Proceedings from the First International Consensus Conference on Self-Blood Pressure Measurement. Blood Pressure Monitoring 2000;5:91-92
 
O'Brien E, Waeber B, Parati G, Staessen J, Myers MG. European Society of Hypertension recommendations on blood pressure measuring devices. British Medical Journal  2001:322:532-6
 
O'Brien E, Waeber B, Parati G, Staessen G, Myers MG. on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. Blood pressure measuring devices: recommendations of the European Society of Hypertension. BMJ 2001:322:531-536.
 
Beevers G, Lip GYH, O'Brien E.  ABC of Hypertension.  4th Edition.2001. BMJ Books. London
 

Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index

Li Y, Wang JG, Dolan E, Gao PJ, Guo HF, Nawrot T, Stanton AV, Zhu DL, O'Brien E, Staessen JA. Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index Derived From 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Hypertension 2006;47:359-364
 
Li Y, Dolan E, Wang JG, Thijs L, Zhu DL, Staessen JA, O'Brien E, Stanton A. Ambulatory arterial stiffness index: determinants and outcome Blood Pressure Monitoring 2006, 11:107-110
 
Hansen TW, Staessen JA, Torp-Pedersen C, Rasmussen S, Li Y, Dolan E, Thijs L, Wang JG, O'Brien E, Ibsen H, Jeppesen J. Ambulatory arterial stiffness index predicts stroke in a general population J Hypertens 2006;24:2247-2253
 

Measurement Profiles

Masked Hypertension

O’Brien E. Unmasking Hypertension Hypertension . 2005;45:481-482 ( Editorial)

 
Palatini P. Masked hypertension: how can the condition be detected? Blood Press Monit 2004;9:297-299
 
Mallion J.M, Genes N, Vaur L, Clerson P, Vaisse B, Bobrie G, Chatellier G. Detection of masked hypertension by home blood pressure measurement: is the number of measurements an important issue? Blood Press Monit 2004;9:301-305
 

White-Coat Hypertension

Culleton BF, McKay DW, Campbell NR. Performance of the automated BpTRU™ measurement device in the assessment of white-coat hypertension and white-coat effect. Blood Pressure Monitoring 2006;11:37-42
 
Bayó J, Cos FX, Roca C, Dalfó A, Martín-Baranera MM, Albert B. Home blood pressure self-monitoring: diagnostic performance in white-coat hypertension Blood Pressure Monitoring 2006;11:47-52
 
Dolan E, Stanton A, Atkins N, Den Hond E, Thijs L, McCormack P, Staessen J, O'Brien E. Determinants of white-coat hypertension. Blood Press Monit 2004;9:307-309
 
Verdecchia P, O’Brien E, Pickering T, Staessen J, Parati G, Myers M, Palatini P, on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. When Can the Practicing Physician Suspect White Coat Hypertension? Statement From the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension. AJH 2003; 16:87–91
 

Nocturnal Hypertension

O'Brien E. Sleepers v non-sleepers: a new twist in the dipper/non-dipper concept. Hypertension 2007;49:769-770.
 
Dolan E, O'Brien E. Emerging role for nocturnal BP Cardiology Professional 2006;1:23-24
 

Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index

Dolan E, Thijs L, Li Y, Atkins N, McCormack P, McClory S, O'Brien E, Staessen JA, Stanton AV. Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Mortality in the Dublin Outcome Study Hypertension 2006;47(3):365-370
 

State of the Market

O'Brien E and Atkins N. State-of-the-market from the dableducational.org website Blood Pressure Monitoring 2007;12:377–379
 
Graves JW. A survey of validated automated home blood pressure monitors available for the Internet shopper Blood Press Monit 2005; 10 :67-71
 
O'Brien E, Atkins N, Staessen J.  State of the Market: a review of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices.  Hypertension 1995;26:835-842.
 
O'Brien E. Automated blood pressure measurement: state of the market in 1998 and the need for an international validation protocol for blood pressure measuring devices. Blood Pressure Monit 1998;3:205-211
 
O'Brien E. State of the market for devices for blood pressure measurement.  Blood Press Monit 2001;6: 281-286
 
O'Brien E, Waeber B, Parati G, Staessen G, Myers MG. on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring. Blood pressure measuring devices: recommendations of the European Society of Hypertension. BMJ 2001:322:531-536.
 

History of Blood Pressure Measurement

O'Brien E, Fitzgerald D.  The history of indirect blood pressure measurement.  In Blood Pressure Measurement. Eds. E. O'Brien and K. O'Malley.   HANDBOOK OF HYPERTENSION. Eds.  W.H.Birkenhager and J.L.Reid.  Elsevier. Amsterdam. 1991. pp.1-54.
 
O'Brien E, Fitzgerald D. The history of blood pressure measurement. J Human Hypertens 1994;8:73-84
 
O'Brien E. Ave atque vale: the centenary of clinical sphygmomanometry. Lancet 1996;348:1569-1570
 
O'Brien E. Where are we now? Sphygmomanometry in the 20th century. Blood Pressure Monitoring 1996;1(suppl 2):S9-S13.
 
O'Brien E. Theodore Caldwell Janeway (1872-1917): The quest for precision. J Human Hypertension 1996;10:501-504
 
O'Brien E, Semple P, Brown W. Riva-Rocci Centenary Exhibition. J Human Hypertens 1996;10:705-721.
 
Brown W, O'Brien E. The sphygmomanometer of Riva-Rocci. J Human Hypertens. 1996;10:723-724.
 
O'Brien E. Nicolai Sergeivich Korotkoff. In A Century of arterial Hypertension 1896-1996. Ed. N. Postel-Vinay. Wiley. West Sussex. 1996.p.200-201.
 
O'Brien E. Theodore Caldwell Janeway. In A Century of arterial Hypertension 1896-1996. Ed. N. Postel-Vinay. Wiley. West Sussex. 1996.p.202-203.
 
O'Brien E. Formation of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension. J Hypertens 1998;16:893.  Blood Pressure Monitoring 1998;3:133-134
 

Computer Software and Computation

Stang A, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Dragano N, Schmermund A, Beck EM, Siegrist J, Erbel R, Jöckel KH on behalf of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Investigative Group. Algorithms for Converting Random-Zero to Automated Oscillometric Blood Pressure Values and Vice Versa Am J Epidemiol 2006;164:85-94
 
O'Brien E, Atkins N. Can improved software facilitate the wider use of ambulatory blood pressure measurement in clinical practice? Blood Pressure Monitoring 2004, 9:237–241
 
Brennan M, Keenan M, Atkins N, Mee F, O'Brien E.  A computer programme to store and analyse ambulatory blood pressure data for the Remler M 2000 recorder.  In: ISAM 1985, Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium of Ambulatory Monitoring.  Eds; C. Dal Palu and A.C. Pessina.  Cleup Editore. Italy. 1986. pp.105-112
 
Atkins N, Davison EH, Mee F, McQuaid R, O'Brien E. Computer modifications of the Remler  system for ambulatory blood pressure measurement. J Ir Coll Physicians & Surg 1986;15:90.
 
Atkins N, O'Brien E. Computer analysis of blood pressure indices. Blood Pressure Monitoring 1996;1 (suppl 1):S69-S72.
 
Atkins N, O'Brien E. DABL97 - A computer program for the assessment of blood pressure, risk factors and cardiovascular target organ involvement in hypertension. J Hypertens 1998;16(Suppl 2):S198
 
Mansoor G. Review of Spacelabs medical ambulatory blood pressure monitoring software version 2.00.03 for Win98, Win98SE, Win2K and WinXP. Blood Press Monit 2003;8:135-136
 

Low Resource Settings

WHO Affordable Technology - Blood Pressure Measuring Devices for Low Resource Settings WHO: 2005

 

Parati G, Mendis S, Abegunde D , Asmar R , Mieke S, Murray A, Shengelia B , Steenvoorden G , van Montfrans g G, O’Brien E. Recommendations for blood pressure measuring devices for office/clinic use in low resource settings Blood Pressure Monitoring 2005;10:3–10

 

Pickering T. The measurement of blood pressure in developing countries Blood Pressure Monitoring 2005; 10 :11 –12 ( Editorial)

 

Outcome

Dolan E, Stanton A, Thijs L, Hinedi K, Atkins N, McClory S, Den Hond E, McCormack P, Staessen JA, O'Brien E. Superiority of Ambulatory Over Clinic Blood Pressure Measurement in Predicting Mortality: The Dublin Outcome Study Hypertension 2005;46(1):156-161
 
Williams B, Lacy PS, Thom SM, Cruickshank K, Stanton A, Collier D, Hughes AD, Thurston H on behalf of the CAFE Investigators, for the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) Investigators. Differential Impact of Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs on Central Aortic Pressure and Clinical Outcomes - Principal Results of the Conduit Artery Function Evaluation (CAFE) Study Circulation 2006; 113:1213-1225

 

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