Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
There is growing evidence, and guideline recommendations for the use of ABPM as an adjunct to clinic blood pressure measurement. ABPM can greatly improve the diagnosis of hypertension prior to the initiation of therapy, and can additionally phenotype individuals with masked and white-coat hypertension. Providing appropriate reimbursement for ABPM would lead to an enormous public health benefit and would enable more wide-spread use of this important clinical tool. Hypertension is a leading contributor to CVD morbidity and mortality, and ABPM can help us improve outcomes and potentially may lead to longer-term cost savings.