Most patients using home BP devices incorrectly
Sometimes the trickiest part of technology is making it patient-proof.
An Italian study on home BP monitoring reveals that almost 90% of patients given BP wrist monitors were using them incorrectly and getting 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