Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions for Improved Blood Pressure Control – When Used Alone

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: June 2015

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions when used alone to improve blood pressure outcomes in patients with high blood pressure. Interventions support and train patients to use validated — usually automated — blood pressure monitoring devices in familiar settings, typically their homes. Patients share blood pressure readings with their healthcare providers, often with team-based care, and these measurements are monitored and used in treatment decisions. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2015). Heart disease and stroke prevention: self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions for improved blood pressure control – when used alone. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cardiovascular-disease-self-measured-blood-pressure-when-used-alone