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Normal values of blood pressure self-measurement in view of the 1999 World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension guidelines


Weisser, B; Mengden, T; Dusing, R; Vetter, H; Vetter, W (2000). Normal values of blood pressure self-measurement in view of the 1999 World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension guidelines. American Journal of Hypertension, 13(8):940-943.

Abstract

New guidelines for the management of hypertension have been published in 1999 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). The WHO/ISH Committee has adopted in principle the definition and classification of hypertension provided by the JNC VI (1997). The new classification defines a blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg as optimal and of 130/85 mm Hg as the limit between normal and high-normal blood pressure. It is unclear which self-measured home blood pressure values correspond to these office blood pressure limits. In this study we reevaluated data from our Dübendorf study to determine self-measured blood pressure values corresponding to optimal and normal office blood pressure using the percentiles of the (office and home) blood pressure distributions of 503 individuals (age, 20 to 90 years; mean age, 46.5 years; 265 men, 238 women). Self-measured blood pressure values corresponding to office values of 130/85 mm Hg and 120/80 mm Hg were 124.1/79.9 mm Hg and 114.3/75.1 mm Hg. Thus, we propose 125/80 mm Hg as a home blood pressure corresponding to an office blood pressure of 130/85 mm Hg (WHO 1999: normal) and 115/75 mm Hg corresponding to 120/80 mm Hg (optimal). Am J Hypertens 2000;13:940-943 © 2000 American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd

Abstract

New guidelines for the management of hypertension have been published in 1999 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). The WHO/ISH Committee has adopted in principle the definition and classification of hypertension provided by the JNC VI (1997). The new classification defines a blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg as optimal and of 130/85 mm Hg as the limit between normal and high-normal blood pressure. It is unclear which self-measured home blood pressure values correspond to these office blood pressure limits. In this study we reevaluated data from our Dübendorf study to determine self-measured blood pressure values corresponding to optimal and normal office blood pressure using the percentiles of the (office and home) blood pressure distributions of 503 individuals (age, 20 to 90 years; mean age, 46.5 years; 265 men, 238 women). Self-measured blood pressure values corresponding to office values of 130/85 mm Hg and 120/80 mm Hg were 124.1/79.9 mm Hg and 114.3/75.1 mm Hg. Thus, we propose 125/80 mm Hg as a home blood pressure corresponding to an office blood pressure of 130/85 mm Hg (WHO 1999: normal) and 115/75 mm Hg corresponding to 120/80 mm Hg (optimal). Am J Hypertens 2000;13:940-943 © 2000 American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Internal Medicine
Language:English
Date:1 August 2000
Deposited On:25 Sep 2018 12:46
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:02
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0895-7061
OA Status:Hybrid
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/s0895-7061(00)00259-4
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicenceoxford101016S0895706100002594 (Library Catalogue)

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