Can blood pressure be intensively monitored in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease? A pilot study for future randomized trials
- 1 May 2016 to 31 January 2018
- Awards: Pump-priming Awards
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Some of this excess is likely due to increases in blood pressure (BP) caused by CKD, so strategies to monitor and treat BP are required. Telemonitoring may allow home BP to be monitored without requiring multiple trips to hospitals either as part of routine care or trials testing BP-lowering strategies. This pilot study assessed the acceptability of such technology among a group of patients with CKD.