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24-Hour Blood Pressure (BP) Monitor

Ambulatory 24-hour blood pressure monitoring is an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. The major advantage of monitoring over single blood pressure measurements is its ability to detect 'white coat' and labile hypertension. This tool has the ability to detect subjects with 'white coat' hypertension, who probably do not need treatment, leading to a significant reduction in drug costs and side-effects.