Science & Medicine:Medicine
Hypertension – Time for Patients to Control the Wheel
Traditionally, the management of hypertension requires routine blood pressure checks by a health professional to adjust medications. Could self-monitoring lead to better outcomes? Would a greater percentage of patients achieve their goal blood pressure (BP)? Self-monitoring may be an efficient method to improve blood pressure control; however, results from published reports are inconsistent. The authors of the TASMINH4 study sought to compare the effectiveness of three different approaches to BP monitoring.
Guest Authors: Vicky Shah, PharmD, BCPS and Daniel Longyhore, MS, PharmD, BCPS
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