Management of hypertension in the elderly using home blood pressures.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether patient-measured home blood pressures alone can be used to manage hypertension in adults 65 years and older. METHODS 40 hypertensive men and women, average age 73 +/- 6 years, were randomly assigned to one of two treatment decision groups. The 'home' group (N = 20) had blood pressure managed and medication changed according… (More)

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