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Self measured home blood pressure was better than “clinic” blood pressure for predicting stroke in a Japanese population

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 Q In a Japanese population, is self measured home blood pressure (BP) or clinic BP measured by healthcare professionals accurate for predicting the risk of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)?

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a cohort of Japanese people followed up for a mean of 10.6 years (maximum of 13.9 y)

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A rural community (Ohasama town) in Japan.

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1702 participants ⩾40 years of age (mean age 61 y, 61% women) who were followed up for the first onset of …

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  • For correspondence: Dr Y Imai, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

  • Source of funding: not stated