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Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring A Joint Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring A Joint Scientific... Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol. 23, No. 4, pp 299Y323 Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring A Joint Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Thomas G. Pickering, MD, DPhil, FAHA, Chair; Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FAHA; Lawrence R. Krakoff, MD, FAHA; Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, BC, FAHA; David Goff, MD, PhD, FAHA Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) overcomes many of the limitations of traditional office blood pressure (BP) measurement and is both cheaper and easier to perform than ambulatory BP monitoring. Monitors that use the oscillometric method are currently available that are accurate, reliable, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive. An increasing number of patients are using them regularly to check their BP at home, but although this has been endorsed by national and international guidelines, detailed recommendations for their use have been lacking. There is a rapidly growing literature showing that measurements taken by patients at home are often lower than readings taken in the office and closer to the average BP recorded by 24-hour ambulatory monitors, which is the BP that best predicts cardiovascular http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Wolters Kluwer Health

Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring A Joint Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , Volume 23 (4) – Jul 1, 2008

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0889-4655
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1550-5049
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10.1097/01.JCN.0000317429.98844.04
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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol. 23, No. 4, pp 299Y323 Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring A Joint Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Thomas G. Pickering, MD, DPhil, FAHA, Chair; Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FAHA; Lawrence R. Krakoff, MD, FAHA; Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, BC, FAHA; David Goff, MD, PhD, FAHA Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) overcomes many of the limitations of traditional office blood pressure (BP) measurement and is both cheaper and easier to perform than ambulatory BP monitoring. Monitors that use the oscillometric method are currently available that are accurate, reliable, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive. An increasing number of patients are using them regularly to check their BP at home, but although this has been endorsed by national and international guidelines, detailed recommendations for their use have been lacking. There is a rapidly growing literature showing that measurements taken by patients at home are often lower than readings taken in the office and closer to the average BP recorded by 24-hour ambulatory monitors, which is the BP that best predicts cardiovascular

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Journal of Cardiovascular NursingWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2008

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