Cardiovascular Disease: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions for Improved Blood Pressure Control – When Used Alone
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions when used alone to improve blood pressure outcomes in patients with high blood pressure based on sufficient evidence of effectiveness. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions support and promote the use of personal blood pressure measurement devices in the management and treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are trained to use validated, and usually automated, blood pressure measurement devices on a regular basis in familiar settings, typically their homes. Patients share blood pressure readings with their health care providers during clinic visits, by telephone, or electronically. These measurements are monitored and used in treatment decisions to improve blood pressure control.