Up to 1 in 5 high blood pressure diagnoses may be wrong study

As many as 20 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with high blood pressure may not have the condition, all because they’ve been misdiagnosed by doctors using outdated blood pressure monitors.

So says a study by researchers at the University of Montreal’s Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), which found that more than half of the family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure instead of more precise automated machines.

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