Assessment of the Factors Associated with the Enrollment of Patients in Heart360®
Cerebrovascular disease is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Hypertension is known to be the primary risk factor for stroke. Adequate control of blood pressure has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke. However, only half of the treated hypertensives have controlled blood pressures. While various methods of anti-hypertensive medications decrease blood pressure, home blood pressure monitoring increases patient adherence to medications and the number of blood pressure measurements. Home blood pressure monitoring is an economical way to provide a clear representation of patients’ hypertension and overcome white coat hypertension. The Heart360® program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, gives patients the ability to record blood pressure readings onto an online database so that clinicians can better treat hypertension, thereby increasing high blood pressure compliance.
Hypertension, Heart 360, Home Blood Pressure Monitoring