There is very limited research on the effect of AF on the accuracy of oscillometric blood pressure measurement, and the excellent work of Lip et al is appreciated. In our review article, home blood pressure monitors were not listed as contraindicated, but rather AF was indicated as a potential source of error in the accuracy of blood pressure measurement.1 In fact, the large, 8.7–mm Hg difference in DBP noted by Lip et al could be clinically important.
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