Telemedicine may be more effective than clinic visits for managing blood pressure

Telemedicine may be more effective than clinic visits for managing blood pressure

A study published in the March 2024 issue of Hypertension suggests that combining telemedicine visits with self-measured blood pressure readings may be more effective in helping people control high blood pressure compared to traditional office visits. The study reviewed data from 31 trials lasting between six and 12 months, which compared telemedicine to clinic visits for managing blood pressure. Telemedicine visits involved patients taking their blood pressure readings at home and communicating with healthcare providers remotely through phone, video, or email.

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