Hypertension Blood Pressure Measurement Fact or Fiction – Case 6

A 78-year-old man presents to the office for a new patient visit to rule out resistant HTN. His treatment regimen includes four antihypertensive medications in addition to lifestyle modifications.

As part of the evaluation to determine whether he has difficult-to-control versus truly resistant HTN, the clinician teaches the patient how to implement home BP monitoring to obtain out-of-the-office measurements. When reviewing the proper technique for obtaining home measurements, the patient asks what cuff size he should use.

Routine home BP monitoring can be measured using a regular-sized adult cuff as long as the device has been validated by the manufacturer.

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