Hypertension Blood Pressure Measurement Fact or Fiction – Case 5

A 55-year-old woman presents to the office for a follow-up visit regarding uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). Her blood pressure (BP) remains above her treatment goal despite taking two antihypertensive medications.

In addition to increasing the pharmacological treatment regimen, the cardiovascular clinician implements home BP monitoring. When the clinician educates the patient on home BP monitoring, the patient asks how to select the best BP monitor for purchase to begin home monitoring.

As long as the BP monitor is an automated device and is marketed for measuring BP, it has been validated by the manufacturer.

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