Andy Goldsmith

DDS, DICOI, FIALD

Dr. Andrew Goldsmith

Monitor for HT at every visit

AndyGoldsmith - 03/05/2018

Every healthcare professional should be monitoring for Hypertension (HT) at every visit being sure to devote the efforts to being accurate and keeping in mind the environment.  Any patient with elevated BP should be encouraged to monitor for HT at home and with current technology and smartphone apps like “Heart Habit” , this can be simplified.

In an article titled, “Automated office blood pressure measurement in primary care”, Dr. Martin G. Myers states:

“Manual BP measurement is accurate when there is strict adherence to a BP measurement protocol, but readings might still be subject to “white-coat effect” and are often higher than BP measurements taken outside of the office setting.”

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