Use of pharmacist blood pressure telemonitoring systems in diagnosis of nocturnal hypertension in a young healthy male

Abstract

Blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring systems and pharmacist management programs were introduced into Haruka Community Pharmacy. A 22-year-old healthy male came to the community pharmacy, although he was not in a diseased state, he had been informed previously that he had a moderately high BP during a routine examination. He continued home BP telemonitoring for 28 days. A pharmacist intervention was conducted at 2 week intervals. His average nighttime systolic BP was higher than the daytime systolic BP. The pharmacist consulted a doctor based on the BP telemonitoring results, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was initiated. The doctor detected nocturnal hypertension based on the results of ABPM monitoring. BP telemonitoring systems have been introduced into a small percentage of pharmacies in Japan, and this is the first case report for the usefulness of these systems in a community pharmacy.

DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S69016

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@inproceedings{Mizuno2014UseOP, title={Use of pharmacist blood pressure telemonitoring systems in diagnosis of nocturnal hypertension in a young healthy male}, author={Tomohiro Mizuno and Chizuru Matsumoto and Nobuko Nabetani and Yoshinari Yasuda and Tadashi Nagamatsu and Norimasa Umemura}, booktitle={Patient preference and adherence}, year={2014} }