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Home blood pressure monitors endorsed

May 23, 2008 11:15:37 AM PDT
Three major medical associations make an unprecedented endorsement of a product.They say anyone with high blood pressure should own a home monitoring system. The American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses' Association say home blood pressure monitors are so important that insurers should reimburse the cost.

Experts say checking blood pressure just a few times a year at your doctor's office is not enough. The groups also point out frequent checks at home will help doctors fine tune a patient's medication.


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