Home measurement of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

@article{Ward2012HomeMO,
  title={Home measurement of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.},
  author={Alison M Ward and Osamu Takahashi and Richard S. Stevens and Carl Heneghan},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={449-56}
}
OBJECTIVE Examine the relationship between home blood pressure (BP) and risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events. METHODS We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies of home BP. Primary outcomes were all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events. We extracted hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) which were pooled with a random-effects model. Heterogeneity was assessed using the I… CONTINUE READING