Home blood pressure monitors show mixed results: study
Some patients had difficulty carrying out monitoring because they did not have a carer who lived with them to help, said Kerry.
Many people with high blood pressure already have home monitors, and these findings don't mean that stroke survivors can't benefit, although a person left disabled by a stroke may be not the best candidate, said Hayden Bosworth, a professor of medicine at Duke University, who was not part of the study.
And for a monitor to benefit anyone, the numbers have to be put to good use, he added. That means a healthcare provider has to know what they are and make any needed adjustments to a patient's medications.
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