Comparative Effectiveness of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring vs Usual Care for Diagnosing and Managing Hypertension: A Pilot Study

Status: Completed
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Intervention Type: Drug
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to usual care (blood pressure measurement in the office) in diagnosing and managing hypertension.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 30
Maximum Age: 65
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Age ≥ 30 years and ≤ 65 years

• Most recent (within 14 days) clinic systolic BP 126-150 mm Hg

• Able/willing to wear a BP monitor for 24 hours on multiple occasions

• Able/willing to take daily anti-hypertensive medication if indicated

• Able to read and speak English

United States
North Carolina
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill
Time Frame
Start Date: May 2014
Completion Date: July 2016
Target number of participants: 28
No Intervention: Usual Care
Participants in the usual care arm will have 2 ABPM sessions during the study, but ABPM will not be used to make a diagnosis or dictate anti-hypertensive treatment. Any recommendations for anti-hypertensive treatment will be made only via regular clinical care.
Active Comparator: ABPM Guided
Participants in the ABPM-guided arm will undergo 3 ABPM sessions. Results of ABPM will be used to make diagnoses and dictate anti-hypertensive treatment as applicable. Anti-hypertensive medications may include: Amlodipine, Chlorthalidone and/or Losartan.
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Anthony J Viera, MD, MPH
Collaborators: North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute

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