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Home blood pressure monitoring: a new standard method for monitoring hypertension control in treated patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18852711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inadequate blood pressure (BP) control in patients with treated hypertension can be influenced by patient behavior, the inaccuracy of BP measurement in the clinical setting, and the fact that no single class of medication is universally effective. Home BP monitoring (HBPM) enables accurate measurement of BP and has been recommended (by multiple societies and associations) for the diagnosis of hypertension and the evaluation of antihypertensive treatment. Although HBPM is thought to improve BP control as a result of patients' increased adherence to their medication, this improvement is limited. Green et al. have shown that HBPM in combination with regular internet correspondence with a medical professional is a highly effective therapeutic strategy for BP control, possibly because this strategy is associated with an increase in number of prescriptions. This strategy should, therefore, be routinely used in the management of patients with hypertension.
Thomas G Pickering
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature clinical practice. Cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1743-4300     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101226507     Medline TA:  Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  762-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and Hypertension Program, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory* / standards
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Medication Adherence
Pharmaceutical Services
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Professional-Patient Relations
Remote Consultation
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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