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Journal of Hypertension ; 41:e211, 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2245204


Objective: Main issues in the treatment of hypertension are the low level of blood pressure (BP) control and the economic burden for health care systems. Mobile application with telemonitoring of BP could contribute to better control and lower costs by reducing office visits. This could be useful nowadays with difficult access to health system due to covid-19. The purpose of this study was to investigate if an innovative management strategy of hypertension, such as the use of ESH care application for smartphones combined with a dedicated platform, could improve hypertension control and replace frequent office visits. Design and method: 30 uncontrolled hypertensive patients, treated or untreated [mean age 53 ± 9 years, mean office BP (OBP) 146.3 ± 6.2 / 92.5 ± 9 mmHg, 53% men, 33% smokers, 23% with hypercholesterolemia] were randomized to the application assisted strategy (AAS) (17 patients), where a mobile phone application was offered to communicate home BP measurements (HBPm), or to regular office visits (13 patients). Patients BP measurements (HBPm for AAS and OBP for standard care group) were evaluated in 1 and 3 months with treatment titration if uncontrolled. In all patients OBP and ambulatory BP measurement (ABPM) were evaluated in 6 months. Results: In both groups the reduction in OBP and ABPM was significant in 6 months. In the AAS group the reduction in systolic/diastolic OBP and 24 h systolic/ diastolic BP in 6 months was -26.5 ± 5.6 / -19.4 ± 8.2 mmHg (p < 0,001) and -19.6 ± 7.7 / -13.8 ± 4.8 mmHg (p < 0.001), respectively. In the standard care group, the reduction in systolic/diastolic OBP and 24 h systolic/diastolic BP in 6 months was -22.6 ± 9.7 / -9.6 ± 11 mmHg (p < 0.005) and -18.4 ± 6.0 / - 8.8 ± 4.4 mmHg (p < 0.001). In AAS group compared to standard care group there was a greater reduction in 24 h diastolic BP (-13.8 ± 4.8 mmHg vs -8.8 ± 4.4 mmHg, p = 0.016) and in diastolic OBP (-19.4 ± 8.2 mmHg vs -9.6 ± 11.0 mmHg, p = 0.04). Conclusions: The present results indicate that the monitoring of patients through a mobile health tool could be useful in hypertension management as it is correlated with better BP control compared to office visits. The trial is still enrolling patients.

Journal of Hypertension ; 41:e308, 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2244292


Objective: While there are several studies that have focused on the role of face masks in preventing airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, few data are available on their effects on physiological measures, and no study has examined their effects on blood pressure (BP). The purpose of our study was to investigate the effect of surgical masks on BP in drug-treated hypertensive patients who had a routine follow-up visit to a university hospital outpatient hypertension clinic. Design and method: The study included already treated hypertensive patients aged > 18 years, while the exclusion criteria were atrial fibrillation or any other arrhythmia affecting the BP measurement, an arm circumference > 42 cm, mental disorders, Parkinson disease, pregnancy, intolerance to the BP measurement method, or unwillingness to participate. A new surgical mask was provided to all participants to replace the face mask that was already in use. After the routine mask-on office BP measurement, patients were left alone and randomized to automated office BP measurement, with measurements taken after first wearing a mask for 10 min, then without wearing the mask for 10 min, and vice versa. Results: A total number of 265 patients were included in the study. Among the participants, 115 were women (43.4%), the mean age was 62 ± 12 years, and the mean office BP was 134 ± 15 / 81 ± 12 mmHg. There was no significant difference between mask-on unattended systolic BP (133 ± 15 mmHg) and mask-off unattended systolic BP (132 ± 15 mmHg) (P = 0.13) or between mask-on unattended diastolic BP (77 ± 13 mmHg) and mask-off unattended diastolic BP (76 ± 13 mmHg) (P = 0.32). Moreover, there was no difference in the heart rate (mask-on first, 69 ± 11 bpm;mask-off first, 69 ± 11 bpm, P = 0.7). Conclusions: Common surgical masks do not affect systolic/diastolic BP levels during unattended BP measurements in treated hypertensive patients.

J Hum Hypertens ; 36(11): 945-951, 2022 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2151012


Out-of-office blood pressure (BP) measurement is considered an integral component of the diagnostic algorithm and management of hypertension. In the era of digitalization, a great deal of wearable BP measuring devices has been developed. These digital blood pressure monitors allow frequent BP measurements with minimal annoyance to the patient while they do promise radical changes regarding the diagnostic accuracy, as the importance of making an accurate diagnosis of hypertension has become evident. By increasing the number of BP measurements in different conditions, these monitors allow accurate identification of different clinical phenotypes, such as masked hypertension and pathological BP variability, that seem to have a negative impact on cardiovascular prognosis. Frequent measurements of BP and the incorporation of new features in BP variability, both enable well-rounded interpretation of BP data in the context of real-life settings. This article is a review of all different technologies and wearable BP monitoring devices.

Hypertension , Wearable Electronic Devices , Humans , Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory , Blood Pressure/physiology , Reproducibility of Results , Blood Pressure Determination , Hypertension/diagnosis , Hypertension/therapy