Blood Pressure Screening Set Oct. 9

Home blood pressure monitoring may improve control

9 Posted: | Updated: 5 hrs ago The next free blood pressure screening by the American Red Cross will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. at the San Dimas Senior Citizen/Community Center, 201 E.
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At the end of the program, 71 percent of them had their blood pressure in the recommended range, compared to 53 percent of the usual care group. Those benefits remained after the pharmacist calls ceased, Margolis and her colleagues reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Six months after the intervention ended, 72 percent of telemonitoring patients still had their blood pressure under control, versus 57 percent of people in the comparison group. Participants who received telemonitoring were prescribed more hypertension drugs during the study.
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