Self-monitoring of blood pressure

Self-monitoring of blood pressure


Self-monitoring of blood pressure

Arterial hypertension is considered one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is however, most of the times, manageable.

According to a recent study, blood pressure (BP) self-monitoring, along with self-titration of antihypertensive medications, is associated with a significant reduction in measurements.

Participants in the study were aged 40 years or older, with systolic BP over 145 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP over 90 mm Hg, and were randomly assigned to usual care versus an individualized, prearranged plan based on self-monitoring of BP plus self-titration of medications.

The results of the study suggest that simple, inexpensive, and convenient self-management interventions, such as self-monitoring of BP, have the potential to improve the long-term control of hypertension in daily clinical practice.

It is important to measure BP in a resting state, ideally early in the morning. Ideally a series of consecutive measurements and documentation, will enable for the general practitioner to decide which is the optimal management plan.

Long-Term Effect of Home Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Plus Medication Self-Titration for Patients
With Hypertension
A Secondary Analysis of the ADAMPA Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7(5):e2410063. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.10063

Dr Yiannis Panayiotides


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Copyright by Dr Yiannis Panayiotides 2018. All rights reserved.

Copyright by Dr Yiannis Panayiotides 2018. All rights reserved.