Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, March 18th, 2005
According to investigators in Japan, "An increase in the thickness of the intima-media (IMT) of the carotid artery is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hypertension is one of the underlying mechanisms for the progression of carotid atherosclerosis. However, office blood pressure (BP) has been shown to have only a weak association with carotid IMT."
R. Tachibana and colleagues of Ehime University continued, "Since self-measured home BP has less variation than office BP, home BP could...
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