Most patients struggle with home BP devices

An Italian study on home BP monitoring shows that almost 90% of patients given BP wrist monitors use them incorrectly and get inaccurate readings.

The researchers from the University of Padua looked at 721 patients self-measuring their BP both at the wrist and the upper arm, and comparing these results with those performed in doctors’ clinics.

They found that most patients (86%) frequently recorded falsely elevated BP values at home, compared with the values recorded when supervised by a medical professional. This was mostly because patients forgot how to use the