24-hour device offers better blood pressure test, Allina doctors say

Jeff Zoss of Minnetonka tried a 24-hour blood pressure monitor and got good news.
Jeff Zoss of Minnetonka tried a 24-hour blood pressure monitor and got good news.

[Star Tribune, September 08, 2013] A blood pressure check may be one of the most tried and true routines of a visit to the doctor’s office.

But Drs. Michael Cummings and David Ingham at Abbott Northwestern General Medicine Associates in Edina are challenging the reliability of the conventional test and trying a new method they believe could provide a more accurate diagnosis for thousands of patients who suffer from hypertension.

“The reality is [that] your blood pressure fluctuates day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute,” said Dr. Ingham. “And those fluctuations are important.” Read the full story at startribune.com.

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