Telemedicine and hypertension


Journal Article (Review)

• Objective: To review telemedicine approaches for management of hypertension. • Methods: Review of studies that illustrate the use of telemedicine in hypertension and discussion of an ongoing clinical trial, the Take Control of Your Blood Pressure study, an example of a telemedicine intervention to improve blood pressure control. • Results: Hypertension places a significant burden on patients and health care systems; less than one third of patients on medication for hypertension have adequate blood pressure control. The adequate management of hypertension requires a potential complex interaction between patients, their social support, providers, and the health care system. Applications of medical informatics may facilitate the management of hypertension. • Conclusion: Although the number of controlled trials examining telecommunication-based interventions of hypertension remains small, there are examples where informatics applications may have a demonstrated clinical value.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bosworth, HB; Oddone, EZ

Published Date

  • August 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 517 - 522

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1079-6533

Citation Source

  • Scopus