24 hour ABPM for Assessing Diabetes
Hypertension is diagnosed if the patient's systolic blood pressure is over 140 mmHg or his diastolic blood pressure is over 90 mmHg. In most cases there is no obvious cause of elevated blood pressure, therefore 90 percent of hypertension is diagnosed as essential or primary hypertension.
However, some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney problems, certain defects in blood vessels, ceratin medications or pregnancy. This type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension.
The 24 hour ABPM technique can provide help in identifying both conditions. Latest studies show that the 24 hour ABPM is an excellent tool for assessing diabetes cardiovascular risks. Researchers suggest that a 24 hour ABPM should be applied to patients with Type 2 diabetes who have a high risk for developing cardiovascular complications.
The 24 hour ABPM gives information over and above office BPs and 24 hour ABPM monitoring should be performed in every high-risk Type 2 diabetic patient – the Journal of Hypertension suggests.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases worldwide, and it results from the body's inability to respond properly to the action of insulin produced by the pancreas.
According to the findings of the latest Rio de Janeiro Type 2 Diabetes Cohort Study involving 565 people with Type 2 diabetes the use of 24 hour ABPM monitors can be justified in every high-risk Type 2 diabetic individual to improve cardiovascular risk stratification and to achieve blood pressure goals during anythypertensive treatment.
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