Remote blood pressure monitoring beneficial for stroke survivors in under resourced areas

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Remote blood pressure monitoring beneficial for stroke survivors in under resourced areas

Stroke survivors need big brother

In this American Heart Association article, you'll learn about:
  • What strategies are being deployed to help stroke survivors

" A new strategy using telehealth to monitor blood pressure at home for several months immediately after a stroke had a positive impact on patient engagement and blood pressure control among people who live in historically under-resourced communities, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health to be held in person in New Orleans, and virtually, Feb. 8-11, 2022. "

  • How COVID has impacted stroke patients

" “COVID-19 has highlighted numerous health inequities that make post-stroke care more difficult and created a gap in health outcomes for people from diverse racial and ethnic groups. We need to devise ways to bridge this divide,” said Naqvi. “Mobile health tools such as wireless blood pressure devices that enable remote monitoring are here to stay, and we need to find ways to utilize telemedicine to improve care for all stroke survivors. "

  • Key findings from Columbia research study

" Among Black study participants, blood pressure control improved from 40% of participants at enrollment to 100% at the study’s conclusion in the enhanced telehealth group and improved only from 14% to 29% in the control group. "

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