Managing BP at Home Works in High-Risk Patients

August 27, 2014 6:35 PM

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A program that enabled patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or other major cardiovascular risk factors to self-manage their hypertension reduced their systolic blood pressure, researchers found.

Those with baseline blood pressure of at least 130/80 mm Hg who were randomized to blood pressure self-monitoring and self-titration of hypertension medications had a significantly lower mean systolic blood pressure after one year compared with those randomized to usual care (9.2 mm Hg reduction, (9...

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