Home-Based Hypertension Management in an Essential Hospital
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed the movement of traditionally office-based care to the home, notably for hypertension. Although poor health literacy and reduced access to health technology pose challenges to home-based blood pressure monitoring programs, research has validated the use of home cuffs and shown several program benefits to patients, including lower blood pressure.
Association member Parkland Health & Hospital System, in Dallas, explored home hypertension management in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending blood pressure cuffs to patients in its primary care, hypertension, and maternal fetal medicine clinics. While prior studies involved scheduled check-ins and office visits, this study aimed to evaluate outside of a structured clinical trial. Participants joined Niraj Madhani, MD, an internal medicine resident at Parkland, to discover current literature and recommendations on home blood pressure monitoring, discuss study results, and consider future direction needed in this field.
Niraj Madhani, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
Parkland Health & Hospital System