BP reading more accurate after 10 mins

Waiting an extra five minutes before measuring a patient's blood pressure results in a far more accurate reading, an Australian study finds.

The simple change in practice could reveal that far more patients have their blood pressure under control than currently thought, according to Tasmanian researchers.

In a study of 250 patients with treated hypertension, researchers at the Menzies Institute in Hobart found brachial and central blood pressure