Many people measure their blood pressure (BP) outside doctors’ offices with a common goal of concerning their health status. Self-BP monitoring devices are widely accessible as health care products or available in different community institutes. Patients often seek their doctors’ advice on their BP readings in our daily practice. Current international guidelines recommend that correct self-BP measurement with validated devices can enhance patients’ self-management and drug compliance, improving overall BP control. While most of the clinicians were supportive of their patients’ efforts, they were also concerned about the validity and reliability of the out-of-office BP readings. How can we effectively educate patients to get meaningful BP readings, which may improve their overall BP control? This article will review the current best evidence on patient self-BP monitoring.
Sau-Nga Fu, What Should Patients Know About Self Blood Pressure Measurement? A Review Article Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology 2022;29(1):23-28 https://doi.org/10.55503/2790-6744.1072