Call to action on use and reimbursement for home blood pressure monitoring: a joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

@article{Pickering2008CallTA,
  title={Call to action on use and reimbursement for home blood pressure monitoring: a joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.},
  author={Thomas G. Pickering and Nancy Houston Miller and Gbenga Ogedegbe and Lawrence R. Krakoff and Nancy T Artinian and David L. Goff},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={299-323}
}
Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) overcomes many of the limitations of traditional office blood pressure (BP) measurement and is both cheaper and easier to perform than ambulatory BP monitoring. Monitors that use the oscillometric method are currently available that are accurate, reliable, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive. An increasing number of patients are using them regularly to check their BP at home, but although this has been endorsed by national and international guidelines… CONTINUE READING
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