Telemedicine Emerges as Vital Tool to Treat High Blood Pressure

High-Blood-PressureAccording to recent reports, the use of telemedicine system has emerged as an important strategy in dealing with patients suffering from high blood pressure and has proved beneficial in making positive changes to lifestyle.

The study was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It revealed that telemedicine has proven vital in treatment of some 67 million Americans with high blood pressure. These patients were mainly from low income communities like South L. A.

The system is not beneficial for all patients but has proven its efficacy in most of the cases. People who have found it useful have helped them in giving cheaper access to health care. It has been used by the rural people from long time.

The research will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session to be held on Sunday. It has also revealed that patients who used telemedicine to monitor their blood pressure have observed considerable drop in the same.

Research has asserted the importance of being in a system of care for patient. According to data by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some 14 million people who suffer from high blood pressure problem are unaware of the same and telemedicine has potential to improve awareness level of patients.