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Importance of ambulatory blood pressure in hypertension management

Geoffrey A Head, Barry P McGrath, Mark R Nelson and Michael Stowasser
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (1): 26. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11516
Published online: 21 January 2013

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  • Geoffrey A Head1
  • Barry P McGrath2
  • Mark R Nelson3
  • Michael Stowasser4

  • 1 Department of Neuropharmacology, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Monash University and Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.
  • 4 School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: geoff.head@baker.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

This letter has been prepared by members of the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Consensus Committee of the National Heart Foundation and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia.

Competing interests:

Relevant disclosures provided in our original article (Med J Aust 2012; 197: 143-144; doi: 10.5694/mja11.11637).

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