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J Hypertens. 2018 Nov;36(11):2125-2131. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001860.

Home blood pressure measurement and digital health: communication technologies create a new context.

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1
Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Hypertension Unit, ESH Excellence Center, Paris, France.
2
CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Canada.
3
Pole of Cardiovascular Research, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Division of Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
4
University Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
5
Department of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, Istituto Auxologico Italiano and Department of Medicine and Surgery.

Abstract

: Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring is encouraged by all international guidelines for the management of hypertension. Home BP monitoring is the preferred method of the patients. Automated BP devices with remote data transmission have been repeatedly shown to be useful in improving hypertension control in the frame of clinical trials on telemedicine. Recently, new technologies have created a new context. Despite the important number of smartphone apps devoted to BP developed these last 10 years, only two BP monitoring apps refer to the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Guidelines and have been published in peer-reviewed journals: Hy-Result and ESH CARE. At present, the absence of close collaboration between start-up engineers and healthcare professionals is a risk for patient safety. Therefore, health professionals must become actors in the so-called digital health revolution.

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