Heart Beat: November 2013

Self measured monitoring may help reduce blood pressure.If you measure your blood pressure at home on a regular basis, youre likely to experience a reduction in your systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that in just six months, individuals who checked their blood pressure consistently, even without counseling, educational materials or other types of support, saw an average reduction of 3.9 mm Hg in their systolic levels and 2.4 mm Hg in their diastolic levels.
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