Ambulatory blood pressure in atrial fibrillation: an irregular conundrum of rate and rhythm

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  • University of Birmingham
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Abstract

The variability of heart rate and stroke volume in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has engendered a scientific dilemma for blood pressure (BP) measurement. However from a clinical standpoint, ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM) provides a perfect solution; an average of BP (and hence the variability) across the 24-h period.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-855
Number of pages2
JournalHypertension Research
Volume36
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013