Expert panel consensus recommendations for home blood pressure monitoring in Asia: The Hope Asia Network

Sungha Park, Peera Buranakitjaroen, Chen Huan Chen, Yook Chin Chia, Romeo Divinagracia, Satoshi Hoshide, Jinho Shin, Saulat Siddique, Jorge Sison, Arieska Ann Soenarta, Guru Prasad Sogunuru, Jam Chin Tay, Yuda Turana, Ji Guang Wang, Yuqing Zhang, Kazuomi Kario

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Abstract

Hypertension is the leading cause of mortality throughout Asia. Home blood pressure monitoring has the potential to improve hypertension control and is a useful adjunct to conventional office blood pressure measurements due to its diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value in predicting cardiovascular outcomes. At present, there are no region-specific guidelines addressing the use of home blood pressure monitoring in Asia. Therefore, an expert panel was convened to address the use of home blood pressure monitoring and develop key recommendations to help guide clinical practice throughout the Asia region. The resulting recommendations support the use of home blood pressure monitoring with a validated device as an accurate adjunct for diagnosing hypertension and predicting cardiovascular outcome. Diagnosis and treatment of hypertension should still be guided by conventional office/clinic blood pressure measurements. The expert panel encourages the incorporation of home blood pressure monitoring into local clinical guidelines and offers practical recommendations to ensure continuity of care where a validated home blood pressure device is not available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-258
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1

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Park, S., Buranakitjaroen, P., Chen, C. H., Chia, Y. C., Divinagracia, R., Hoshide, S., Shin, J., Siddique, S., Sison, J., Soenarta, A. A., Sogunuru, G. P., Tay, J. C., Turana, Y., Wang, J. G., Zhang, Y., & Kario, K. (2018). Expert panel consensus recommendations for home blood pressure monitoring in Asia: The Hope Asia Network. Journal of Human Hypertension, 32(4), 249-258. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41371-017-0025-y