Control of hypertension disrupted during the pandemic: study

Large US study shows some health services handled patient care better than others, researcher says

Pandemic disruption to preventive medicine has been underlined by data showing a dip in blood pressure control, US researchers say.

Blood pressure machine showing 148 over 94

The Mayo Clinic study across 24 US health systems was reported to delegates to the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021 virtual meeting.

While 60.5% of patients had their blood pressure under control in 2019 (defined as being below 140mmHg systolic BP and below 90mmHg diastolic BP), this fell