Should Patients Be Self-Titrating Antihypertensive Medications?

August 27, 2014 1:37 PM

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(HealthDay News) — Self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensive medications is associated with lower blood pressure for patients with hypertension at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Richard J. McManus, PhD, from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined the effect of self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensive medication vs. usual care among patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. Data...

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