Self-measurement of blood pressure at home reduces the need for antihypertensive drugs: a randomized, controlled trial.

Abstract

It is still uncertain whether one can safely base treatment decisions on self-measurement of blood pressure. In the present study, we investigated whether antihypertensive treatment based on self-measurement of blood pressure leads to the use of less medication without the loss of blood pressure control. We randomly assigned 430 hypertensive patients to… (More)

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