Home blood pressure test eases GP demand

Patients who need a blood pressure test might not need to visit their GP thanks to a digital system that makes it easier to send results to their doctor. People using the streamlined system—which sends data over the internet or text—had better blood pressure control compared with patients receiving standard…

Studies explore potential benefits and costs of increased treatment to achieve lower blood pressure

Two studies examining the benefits and costs of treating high blood pressure more intensively, by aiming for lower blood pressure measures, will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019—November 16-18 in Philadelphia. A separate study analyzed the cost effectiveness of incrementally implementing high blood pressure treatment according…