The therapeutic benefit of self-monitoring blood pressure in stroke patients is uncertain. We investigated the effect of self-monitoring with or without guided antihypertensive management compared with usual care in patients with a recent cerebrovascular event. No between-group differences in blood pressure at outcome were found, but blood pressure self-monitoring and management was well tolerated.
- blood pressure self-monitoring
- cerebrovascular disease
Davison, W. J., Myint, P. K., Clark, A. B., Kim, L. G., Wilson, E. C., Langley, M., & Potter, J. F. (2018). Does self-monitoring and self-management of blood pressure after stroke or transient ischemic attack improve control? TEST-BP, a randomized controlled trial. American Heart Journal, 203, 105-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.06.002