Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring:

The Gold Standard for Diagnosing Hypertension

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Presented by:


Daichi Shimbo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Translational Laboratory, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health; Director, Cardiovascular Physiology Research; Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine; Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center


Anthony Viera, MD, MPH

Professor, Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Public Health Leadership; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Director, Hypertension Research Program


Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is now the reference standard for assessing blood pressure. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a Grade A recommendation that out-of-office measurements should be obtained before making a new hypertension diagnosis, with ABPM being the preferred method.¹

Learn from two of the field’s leading experts on how ABPM can help enhance blood pressure management versus in-office and home measurements, and help clinicians make better therapeutic decisions.


¹ Final Recommendation Statement: High Blood Pressure in Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. November 2015. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/high-blood-pressure-in-adults-screening

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