Self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis - HHM

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis

Katherine L. Tucker, James P. Sheppard , Richard Stevens , Hayden B. Bosworth, Alfred Bove , Emma P. Bray et al., 




Self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) appears to reduce BP in hypertension but important questions remain regarding effective implementation and which groups may benefit most.

This individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis was performed to better understand the effectiveness of BP self-monitoring to lower BP and control hypertension.

Self-monitoring alone is not associated with lower BP or better control, but in conjunction with co-interventions (including systematic medication titration by doctors, pharmacists, or patients; education; or lifestyle counselling) leads to clinically significant BP reduction which persists for at least 12 months.

The implementation of self-monitoring in hypertension should be accompanied by such co-interventions.

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