Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

Published: June 22, 2020

Young, black man taking blood pressure at home
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is among the most important risk factors that contribute to the incidence of cardiovascular events and chronic kidney disease.
  • Several U.S. and international hypertension guidelines, scientific statements, and position papers endorse the use of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring for confirming a of hypertension diagnosis  and managing treated hypertension.
  • To encourage implementation of SMBP monitoring, investments should be made in building and supporting infrastructure for SMBP monitoring.