ACC CardiaCast: Office Blood Pressure Assessment: Pitfalls and Pro Tips

In this episode, Drs. Leslie Davis and Dr. Ciantel (Adair) Blyler discuss the importance of appropriate assessment of blood pressure in the office setting. They will review appropriate technique, as well as common pitfalls that can result in inaccurate or misleading measurements. Given the importance of accurate blood pressure assessment in clinical decision making, this podcast will assist all providers in ensuring the provision of high-quality care.


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  2. Muntner P, Shimbo D, Carey RM, et al. Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Hypertension 2019 ;73:e35-e66.
  3. Jackson EA. Blood Pressure Assessment: JACC Expert Panel Report. January 23, 2019. Accessed February 11, 2022. Read the article here.
  4. Roerecke M, Kaczorowski J, Myers MG. Automated Office BP Compared to Other BP Measurement Methods. February 21, 2019. Accessed February 11, 2022. Read the article here.

Clinical Topics: Prevention, Hypertension

Keywords: CardiaCast, Hypertension

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