Research shows telemonitoring helps control blood pressure

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Patients receiving telemonitoring along with high blood pressure management support from a pharmacist were more likely to lower their blood pressure than those without the support, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012.

 

“Patients with high blood pressure visit physicians an average of four times each year, yet blood pressure is controlled in only about half of U.S. patients,” said Karen Margolis, MD, the study’s lead author and director of clinical research of HealthPartners Research Foundation in Bloomington, Minn. “We looked at how the addition of a pharmacist-led, at-home telemonitoring program might improve patients’ blood pressure control.”

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