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Table 5 Measurement of home blood pressure

From: 2013 Korean Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of hypertension: part I–epidemiology and diagnosis of hypertension

Requirement Description
Upper arm cuff Wrist device is used only when extreme obesity can cause error and the device should be kept at the level of heart
Time of measurement 1. Morning: within 1 h after waking up, after urination, before taking antihypertensive drugs, before breakfast, after 5-min rest in a seated position
  2. Night: before retiring, after 5-min rest in a seated position
  3. Other conditions if necessary
Frequency of measurement One to three times per occasion
Period of measurement As long as possible; 1 week or more for the diagnosis of hypertension; over at least 5 to 7 days immediately preceding the visit during follow-up of treatment