Patients prefer home monitoring for chronic disease management or detection over other in-person and remote patient monitoring options, according to data from the American Heart Association.
The research presented at AHA’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021 gave critical insight into how healthcare providers can best flag high blood pressure to confirm diagnosis, a key sticking point in the industry right now.
According to AHA, about 1 in 2 adults in the US have high blood pressure, but not everyone knows it. To complicate matters, diagnosis high blood pressure can be tricky. Most healthcare providers diagnose high blood pressure using in-office blood pressure readings; in other words, they use limited data from what can often be a high-stress setting for patients, potentially skewing readings.