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Erkameter 24 -   highly accurate multifunctional diagnostic device allowing to define optimal therapy goals The diagnosis of hypertension is usually made by taking repeated blood pressure readings in a physician’s office or in a hospital.  A patient is likely to have manifest or permanent hypertension, if after measuring blood pressure repeatedly at different times the obtained blood pressure values remain unequivocally high. Occasional non clinical blood pressure measurements are often not reliable enough to give a true picture of the patient´s usual blood pressure. Ultimate accuracy of hypertension diagnosis can be guaranteed only by the ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, capable to reveal patient´s true blood pressure level.Medical science recommends the use of ABPM also in the cases where “white coat effect” or “hidden hypertension” can be suspected. Above all, the ambulatory blood pressure measurement is an important and unique instrument that can be used to verify the success of the therapy: a significant decrease in  blood pressure identified by means of ABPM  is to be regarded as a therapeutic effect, whereas so-called placebo effects can often occur during the occasional blood pressure measurements. Thanks to its ESH validated measuring modes the Erkameter 24 ambulatory blood pressure monitor - developed according to the latest scientific standards - allows - with the highest degree of accuracy and precision - both methods of hypertension diagnostics: occasional clinical blood pressure measurements and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring  (ABPM) over 24 hours.