Navigation Links
Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study
Date:6/21/2011

said, adding that doctors should average the results.

Home monitoring of blood pressure has gained respect in recent years, Powers said. About 43 percent of people with high blood pressure use home monitors, according to background information in the study. Powers and his colleagues said their results support recent calls for reimbursement of home blood pressure monitoring.

"I think patients should expect their doctors to make decisions based on home blood pressure [in addition to other measures]," he said.

Those who buy a home blood pressure monitor should get it validated for accuracy at their doctor's office, Powers added.

Patients should be advised to measure their blood pressure at different times of the day, and to sit and relax for five minutes before taking it, Powers explained. Variations are to be expected, he noted.

According to Dr. Joseph Diamond, director of nuclear cardiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Hyde Park, N.Y., blood pressure readings are perhaps "the most frequent assessment that results in a change of medical therapy."

Even so, the procedure is frequently flawed because of poor measurement technique or insufficient measurements, he said.

"This study confirms the need to improve both measurement technique and the number of measurements obtained so that a therapeutic decision to start or change medication is based on more accurate information," said Diamond.

Writing in an accompanying editorial of the journal, Dr. Lawrence J. Appel and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University said the findings point to a need for regulation of blood pressure screening. "It is time to get serious about BP measurement," they wrote.

More information

To learn more about home blood pressure monitoring, visit the British Hypertension Society.

SOURCES: Benjamin J. Powers, M.D.,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Single moms entering midlife may lead to public health crisis
2. Single bioptic telescope for low vision driving may not obscure road view of second eye
3. Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain
4. Advanced technology reveals activity of single neurons during seizures
5. Single gene defect causes brain tumor
6. See how they grow: Monitoring single bacteria without a microscope
7. Cancer in a single catastrophe
8. Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
9. Scientists Aim for Test That Could Spot Single Cancer Cell in Blood
10. Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study
11. New combo lung cancer therapy improves survival over single-line treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 As summer vacations ... DMD in Queens, NY now reminds area patients about the ... 80% of our population affected by gum disease, there is ... , For over 20 years Dr. Krishnan has treated patients ... office location. “Most patients that come in due to common ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Majidi, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department ... of Medicine and Health Sciences, received at $154K ... the presence of diffuse brain swelling and injury ... to epidemiological studies, intracerebral hemorrhage accounts for less ... the least treatable form of stroke, with the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... BCC Research reveals in its new ... , the global market for human antifungal therapeutics is ... with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ... a steady 3.8% CAGR. , Given the current world ... with the incidence of increasing mortality and the severity ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... blocking the physiologic actions of leukotriene D4 (LTD4). LTD4 ... released from a variety of cells, including mast cells ... CysLT receptors. Several studies have determined that there are ... of asthmatics compared with non-asthmatic individuals. The production of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... agents, an integral part of the medical imaging market, ... organs. Effervescent technology developments over the past three decades ... medical diagnostics. From barium and iodine based agents used ... as gold nanoparticles and radiopharmaceuticals, imaging agents have witnessed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 3Health News:GW researcher receives grant to study brain swelling following bleeding in the brain 2Health News:Global Market for Human Antifungal Therapeutics to Reach Nearly $13.9 Billion in 2018; Over-The-Counter (OTC) Segment Growing At 3.8% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for Human Antifungal Therapeutics to Reach Nearly $13.9 Billion in 2018; Over-The-Counter (OTC) Segment Growing At 3.8% CAGR 3Health News:Singulair Asthma Market to 2023 – Etiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Treatment Overview in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Singulair Asthma Market to 2023 – Etiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Treatment Overview in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Singulair Asthma Market to 2023 – Etiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis & Treatment Overview in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:New Clinical Applications and Advanced Imaging Capabilities Drive Growth in the Imaging Agents Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:New Clinical Applications and Advanced Imaging Capabilities Drive Growth in the Imaging Agents Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:New Clinical Applications and Advanced Imaging Capabilities Drive Growth in the Imaging Agents Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4
... Aug. 13 As reported in publications and news,outlets ... "buck" teeth was replaced at the summer games opening ... the decision spawned,disbelief around the globe, sadly, the phenomenon ... of their teeth is nothing new., In a ...
... donations for breast cancer,research/programs, DETROIT, Aug. 13 ... part to end cancer, as well as honor the ... goal of walking 18,marathons in 18 days -- The ... cancer research and programs at the Barbara Ann Karmanos ...
... 3 new reports raise question of how long a heart ... 13 (HealthDay News) -- Three new reports challenge current guidelines ... taking a heart from an infant organ donor. , There,s ... no question that there aren,t enough donor organs to save ...
... Weiner Says Calls for,Privatization and ,Reform, are Granny-on-Your-Own, ... WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 On Social Security,s,73rd Anniversary ... of Staff,Robert Weiner is saying, "Calls to ,reform, ... Street,giveaway which would turn Social Security from a ...
... Held Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern ... ... Alseres,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE ) today reports operational and,financial results ... year 2008., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080813/NEW056LOGO ), "Alseres made solid ...
... -- Lotus,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS) ("Lotus" ... Republic of China,("PRC"), today announced that it will ... on Monday, August 18, 2008 to discuss results ... Dr. Zhongyi Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Summer Games 'Swap' Raises Questions About Image, Oral Health 2Health News:More Than 400-mile Victory Walk to Conclude Aug. 14, at Campus Martius 2Health News:More Than 400-mile Victory Walk to Conclude Aug. 14, at Campus Martius 3Health News:Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues 2Health News:Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues 3Health News:Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues 4Health News:Social Security's 73rd Anniversary 2Health News:Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results 2Health News:Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results 3Health News:Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results 4Health News:Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results 5Health News:Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results 6Health News:Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2008 Results 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... LYNBROOK, N.Y. , Sept. 19, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies ... first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® ... announced today that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman , will ... BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference. ... at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Intarcia Therapeutics, ... clinical data for its lead candidate ITCA 650 (continuous ... with high baseline HbA1c levels at the 50 th ... Study of Diabetes (EASD). Data from the open-label, phase ... of blood sugar in patients with poorly controlled type ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014  PCI is pleased to announce ... is a leading provider of Clinical Trial Services ... Wales in the ... expands PCI,s presence in the UK/EU to support ... packaging, storage and distribution capacity, as well as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the 21st Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 2Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 3Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 2PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 3PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 5PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 6
... NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012  ( http://www.myprgenie.com/  ) ... Americans 10 years ago and ask them where they found ... their current healthcare provider in their insurance plan directory or ... that is not the case.  Eighty percent of all U.S. ...
... uVera Diagnostics has introduced the CR3 Keyless Split Sample Cup ... cup provides several state-of-the-art features not available together in any ... to the drug testing industry," said Rick Nee, president of ... of use for both genders. The unique patented device is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Castle Connolly Makes Finding the Best Healthcare from Top Doctors Even Easier 2uVera Diagnostics Offers New Drug Screening Product 2
... Volks revolutionary MiniQuad, the DynaView 156 is ... of the retina extending to the ora ... patients. Featuring a minified housing and reduced ... revolutionizes retinopathy of prematurity surgery and is ...
... If you prefer a standard ... the Volk Iridectomy Lens. Its ... view you're used to but ... Volk's exclusive Double Aspheric design ...
... re-designed Super Macula® 2.2 offers extremely high ... fovea, while achieving an exceptionally wide 78° ... excellent choice for critical evaluation of the ... for detailed views of the macula and ...
... The Volk TransEquator is designed for ... diagnosis. Its unique optical design presents a ... an impressive wide-field view of the entire ... superior optics of this lens allows dynamic ...
Medicine Products: