Accuracy of blood pressure measurements transmitted through a telemedicine system in underserved populations.

@article{Santamore2008AccuracyOB,
  title={Accuracy of blood pressure measurements transmitted through a telemedicine system in underserved populations.},
  author={William P. Santamore and Carol J. Homko and Abul M Kashem and Timothy R. McConnell and Francis J Menapace and Alfred A. Bove},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={333-8}
}
In underserved populations, inadequate surveillance and treatment allows hypertension to persist until actual cardiovascular events occur. Thus, we developed an Internet-based telemedicine system to address the suboptimal control of hypertension and other modifiable risk factors. To minimize cost, the subjects used home monitors for blood pressure (BP) measurements and entered these values into the telemedicine system. We hypothesized that patients could accurately measure their BP and transmit… CONTINUE READING