Navigation Links
Online Program Helps Patients Self-Monitor Blood Pressure
Date:5/21/2010

Free Web site boosted number of study participants who got hypertension under control

FRIDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- An online blood-pressure monitoring program made a major difference in health management for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, new research has found.

The researchers studied more than 350 patients, aged 18 to 85, who had uncontrolled high blood pressure -- hypertension. The study participants were randomly assigned to receive ordinary treatment or take part in a monitoring program in conjunction with the American Heart Association's Heart360.org Web site, which helps people manage their heart health at no cost.

Those who took part in the online program transmitted blood pressure readings via a home computer to their physicians. Pharmacy specialists reviewed the numbers and adjusted the medications of the patients accordingly, the study authors explained.

After six months, 58 percent of those in the program had lowered their blood pressure to healthy levels, compared to just 38 percent of those in the other group, Dr. David Magid of Kaiser Permanente Colorado and colleagues found.

The study findings are scheduled to be presented Friday at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2010 Scientific Sessions, in Washington D.C.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians answers questions aboutblood pressure monitoring at home.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, May 21, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NextAid Presents BIDS BUILD HOPE Online Auction to Benefit Projects on the Ground in Africa on World AIDS Orphans Day
2. TheBookPatch.com Launches: Writers Have Free Online Destination with Myriad Tools; Users Can Print One Book at a Time
3. The Bachelor's Molly Malaney Blogs About Honeymoon at Onlineshoes.com
4. BioConference Live Announces Speakers and Sponsors for Second Edition of Premier Online Conference for Life Science Community
5. Safe & Secure Online Pharmacy Viamedic.com; Reaches Milestone of 1.5 Million Orders Processed
6. Safeharbor Selected by Chicago-Based Utility Company to Enhance Online Customer Service
7. doeLegal and Zapproved Sign Alliance to Add Legal Hold Pro to Suite of Powerful Online Legal Solutions
8. Signing Documents Online, Now Available for Telecom NZ Business Hub Customers
9. Physical Therapy Online Continuing Education Courses Undergo an Inevitable Evolution
10. Online Candy Store BW Clifford Launches New Candy Lines and Industry News Resources
11. SDI Reports: Pharmaceutical Promotion Spending Indicates Trend Toward Electronic and Online Promotion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... , ... MD Now Urgent Care opened its newest location on ... marks the urgent care center's eighth location in Miami-Dade county. , The center's address ... The new clinic offers a wide array of services to patients in ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ross Insurance ... With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more ... 2012, the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Ulster University, Magee Campus in Northern Ireland is hosting The Schools for ... to graduate students exciting new and innovative hope research based on iFred’s “Schools for ... Improvement Service of the Western Health & Social Care Trust (WHSCT) in partnership with ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Jusino Insurance Services, a locally owned ... greater Chicago metropolitan area, is embarking on a charity drive in conjunction with ... Founded in 1897, Hephzibah Children’s Association is one of the oldest social services ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Radabaugh ... planning to families and business owners in North Central West Virginia, is embarking ... services to differently abled residents in the region. , The Stepping Stones organization ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/13/2017)... June 13, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... 2015 relating to its Zhejiang, China ... "The successful clearance of the Warning Letter related ... facility is a measure of the progress we have made ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, is recognized by ... as a Podiatrist in Alabama . ... First Foot Care. He brings over 20 years of experience, as ... and healthcare, to his role. ... PC is pleased to welcome you to his practice," ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  Less than a ... hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, in ... heralded as one of the largest online extortion attempts ... the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers understand ... their data from this — and many other very ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: