Het belang van thuis bloeddruk meter

A home blood pressure monitor equipped with a graphic function facilitates faster blood pressure control than the conventional home blood pressure monitor.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2009 Aug;11(8):422-5. Kabutoya T, Ishikawa J, Hoshide S, Eguchi K, Shimada K, Kario K. From the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.

In this study, we evaluated whether antihypertensive therapy using a home blood pressure monitor (HBPM) equipped with a graphic display of weekly and monthly averaged blood pressure (BP) can obtain better BP control than the conventional HBPM. Sixty-five hypertensive outpatients who had HBP >135/85 mm Hg were enrolled by 8 doctors in 2 different hospitals. The patients were randomly assigned either a graph-equipped HBPM (graph-equipped HBPM group; n=33) or an HBPM without the graph function (conventional HBPM group; n=32). The patients were treated with antihypertensive medications targeting HBP <135/85 mm Hg. After 2 months, the home systolic BP level was lower in the graph-equipped HBPM group than in the conventional HBPM group (141.3+/-15.4 vs 147.7+/-10.8 mm Hg; P<.05); its reduction was significantly larger in the former group (11.9 vs 5.6 mm Hg; P<.05).

Using an HBP device with a graphic display could accelerate the achievement of BP control.