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Monitors urged for all with high blood pressure

AP/Yahoo News, May 23, 2008

The American Heart Association and other groups are urging everyone with high blood pressure to own a home monitor and do regular pressure checks. Home monitors can help find the right combination of medicines to control high blood pressure by giving a better picture of pressure variations and the response to a drug, say proponents. As a result, it will spare people the cost and side effects of unnecessary treatment, they say.