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Self-monitoring results in better BP control than clinic-based monitoring


Results of a large, 12-month, open-label, multicenter trial in patients with uncontrolled hypertension showed that self-monitoring (SM) of blood pressure (BP) with or without telemonitoring (TM) resulted in better BP control compared with clinic-based BP monitoring. Primary care clinicians were better able to titrate antihypertensive medications to meet recommended goals.