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From: The case for home monitoring in hypertension

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Suggested model for self-monitoring of blood pressure, adapted from [11](BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Copyright 2008) Whilst there is no clear evidence base to prefer this model, it will deliver an average of 24 readings and has been adopted by the European Society of Hypertension [17], the American Society of Hypertension and the American College of Cardiology (see [9]). *The protocol should consist of a series of measurements over 7 days with two measurements morning and evening. The first day's data should be discarded and the remaining 24 measurements averaged. Any management decision must be preceded by monitoring, such that at least 10 measurements are available for averaging. **Cardiovascular risk is calculated using equations that incorporate office blood pressure measurements, not self-monitored readings.

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