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Telemonitoring the blood pressure of urban African Americans suffering from hypertension may improve blood pressure control in as little as six months. A study by the American Heart Association found that telemonitoring can improve blood pressure levels in urban African Americans with hypertension over the period of six months. This is more than conventional methods. It is capable of quickly capturing changes in health and alerting healthcare providers who can intervene when necessary or adjust medication as appropriate. Remote monitoring is another advantage, which reduces the necessity for office visits. This could be a problem for some populations such as urban African Americans who live in rural areas.
Overall, Telemonitoring has been proven to be an effective means of controlling blood pressure. It should be considered for healthcare professionals who are looking to provide the best possible care for their patients.