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Blood pressure measurement at the time of COVID-19. The role of home blood pressure monitoring

ESC Council on Hypertension webinar

25/01/2021 18:00 25/01/2021 19:00 Europe/Paris Blood pressure measurement at the time of COVID-19. The role of home blood pressure monitoring

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Hypertension, Pulmonary Hypertension
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Currently Blood Pressure Measurement in daily practice is far from being optimal, a situation made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in “normal” conditions BP measurement in the office is not commonly performed according to current guidelines.

This situation dramatically worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to difficulties in accessing healthcare facilities and to the huge workload imposed on health care professionals. In such a context, the use of home BP monitoring, best if combined with digital health technologies allowing for remote teletransmission of self-measured BP values has offered valuable alternatives.

The expected outcome of this webinar is a better education on how to perform state-of-the-art BP measurement and better understand the current roles of home BP monitoring and BP telemonitoring, also through use of mobile health technologies and dedicated smartphones applications.

Learning objectives

After watching the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe different methods currently available for BP measurement
  • Compare advantages and limitations of office, home and ambulatory BP monitoring
  • Analyse possible strategies for improving hypertension control through home BP monitoring, combined with patients’ empowerment, education and counselling
  • Understand the role of digital health technologies, including telemonitoring and video consultation, to manage the burden of hypertension control during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the difficult recovery phase

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mcmanus-richard-2020.jpgProfessor Richard McManus
Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

omboni-stefano-2020.jpgProfessor Stefano Omboni
Italian Institute of Telemedicine
Clinical Research Unit
Varese, Italy


Parati_Gianfranco_2017.jpgProfessor Gianfranco Parati, FESC
St. Luca Hospital
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Milan, Italy


Session information

This webinar is designed for general practitioners, cardiologists, internists, nephrologists, endocrinologists and all specialists addressing cardiovascular diseases; as well as nurses and technical professionals involved in cardiovascular prevention activities.

During the webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide live feedback.

Technical settings

The webinar is available on PC and tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended.

To answer the MCQs during the live event, you must allow pop-up windows on your device.

A high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2 Mbps).