How many at-home checks does it take to diagnose high blood pressure?

Man taking blood pressure at home.By American Heart Association News

A routine visit to the doctor’s office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement.

But for people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, visits usually involve several additional checks at the office, along with a recommendation of having more taken at home. But how many?

At least three days’ worth, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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