Is BP self-monitoring during pregnancy worth the effort?

Results from two large trials suggest it's a low-value intervention for most women with hypertension

Blood pressure self-monitoring offers no clinical benefit to pregnant women with chronic or gestational hypertension, nor those at high risk of pre-eclampsia, new research shows.

Results from two large trials, which included 3300 participants, suggest that compared to usual care, telemonitoring of systolic blood pressure (BP) does not lead to improvements in clinic-based BP control.

In the first trial — dubbed BUMP 1 (Blood Pressure Monitoring in High Risk Pregnancy to Improve the Detection and Monitoring of

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