The value of self-measured home blood pressure in predicting stroke

Takayoshi Ohkubo, Kei Asayama, Yutaka Imai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Home blood pressure measurements more accurately and reliably reflect target organ damage and the prognosis of cardiovascular disease than conventional blood pressure measurements. All evidence of the value of home blood pressure measurement in predicting stroke is currently derived from a population-based prospective study in Japan (the Ohasama study). The authors demonstrated that home blood pressure measurement provides more useful prognostic information on stroke than conventional blood pressure measurements. The predictive value of home blood pressure measurement increased progressively with the number of measurements. Even the initial-first home blood pressure values (one measurement) showed a significantly greater relation with stroke risk than conventional blood pressure values (mean of two measurements). Home blood pressure measurement increased the predictive power of categorizations of guidelines compared with conventional blood pressure measurement. Home blood pressure measurement is a useful tool to predict future risk of stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-173
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

Keywords

  • General population
  • Home blood pressure
  • Prospective study
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The value of self-measured home blood pressure in predicting stroke'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this