Digital Health: New Approaches in Hypertension Management

Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences
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Digital Health: New Approaches in Hypertension Management

Is it hot in here or is it Hyper-digital-tension?

In this Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences article, you'll learn about:
  • Self-monitoring hypertension

" A recent systematic review of blood pressure self-monitoring by Sheppard et al20, which included 22 eligible trials and 6,522 participants showed that self-monitoring was associated with an improvement in clinic systolic BP vs. standard care at a 12-month time-point (−3.12 mm Hg, [95% confidence intervals −4.78, −1.46 mm Hg]. "

  • Telemonitoring those with heart failure

"  Digital-tech studies can attract huge patient numbers needed when event rates may be low, but are associated with participant retention and dropout issues as well as issues with reliability and validation of the ‘app’ against current ‘gold standard’ screening/diagnostic methods e.g. in the APPLE HEART study only 450/2161 (21%) actually returned a confirmatory ECG patch sent to them that was of diagnostic quality. This puts participants at risk of an incorrect diagnosis and does not meet current validation method standards. "

  • Postpartum monitoring

" Self and telemonitoring also appear to offer benefits in this group of patients in two other areas of prenatal care based on the current literature: a) cardiotocography; b) prenatal ultrasound. "

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