Home blood pressure monitoring with nurse-led telephone support among patients with hypertension and a history of stroke: a community-based randomized controlled trial

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Home blood pressure monitoring with nurse-led telephone support among patients with hypertension and a history of stroke: a community-based randomized controlled trial

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Por: Sally M. Kerry, MSc, Hugh S. Markus, MD, Teck K. Khong, MD, Geoffrey C. Cloud, MBBS,  Jenny Tulloch, BSc, Denise Coster, MSc,  Judith Ibison, MSc y Pippa Oakeshott, MD.  Canadian Medical Association January 8, 2013 vol. 185 no. 1.  

Adequate control of blood pressure reduces the risk of recurrent stroke. We conducted a randomized controlled study to determine whether home blood pressure monitoring with nurse-led telephone support would reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension and a history of stroke. Overall, home monitoring did not improve blood pressure control among patients with hypertension and a history of stroke. It was associated with a fall in systolic pressure in patients who had uncontrolled blood pressure at baseline and those without disability due to stroke.

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