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Ambulatory BP monitoring slightly better than in-office measures for predicting cardiovascular outcomes

Key clinical point: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does add some prognostic value - but not very much.
Major finding: Ambulatory monitoring improved the AUC for cardiovascular events and mortality by 0.0013 and 0.0027, respectively.
Study details: The study comprised more than 11,000 subjects followed for up to 22 years.
Disclosures: Dr. Yang had no financial conflicts.


Yang WY et al. JAMA. 2019;322(5):409-20.