High blood pressure by itself is not necessarily an emergency

Posted by on July 7, 2016 3:56 pm
Categories: health

Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A new study suggests that aggressive home monitoring of blood pressure may be driving patients to emergency departments despite the lack of other emergency conditions, such as stroke.

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