Remote patient monitoring can track hypertension more accurately and closely than most doctors' offices are able to. With continuous measurements and monitoring, the once silent killer can be detected earlier and treated with more personalized care.
What is remote hypertension pressure monitoring?
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the prolonged force of blood flow against artery walls is high enough to cause health complications, the most common being heart disease. Nearly half of all adults in the US suffer from hypertension. Hypertension can be caused by underlying or preexisting conditions as well as by lifestyle factors such as:
- alcohol consumption
It is often referred to as the silent killer as many individuals do not experience or exhibit any symptoms. Early detection is crucial in the treatment of hypertension — this is where remote patient monitoring can become a crucial part of patient care. Remote hypertension pressure monitoring is the process by which patients measure their blood pressure with at home monitoring devices. Remote patient monitoring allows those measurements to be automatically transmitted to clinicians in order to track patient data.
How can remote patient monitoring help hypertension?
Hypertension requires personalized and closely monitored care that, prior to remote patient monitoring, was unavailable to clinicians and their patients. RPM technology allows clinicians to gather more patient data from a distance, helping them to better understand, manage, and treat their patients' hypertension.
Many times, one-off readings taken sporadically at doctors offices are inaccurate or insufficient when identifying and tracking hypertension. Continual blood pressure readings are essential even after diagnosis in order to prescribe the correct medication and dosage. Remote patient monitoring companies make it easy for patients to use at home monitoring devices to keep track of their blood pressure and make it even easier for clinicians to access their patients' data. By employing best practices when measuring their blood pressure, patients can depend on efficient and accurate readings from the comfort of their home. RPM enables patients to collect sufficient and accurate data from home, ensuring the proper diagnosis, management, and treatment of their hypertension.
Remote patient monitoring can help your patients with hypertension by providing continuous measurement and early detection of emergency health events. Book a demo to learn more about treating hypertensive patients with remote patient monitoring.