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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(2), 419-432; doi:10.3390/ph3020419

Home and Office Blood Pressure Control among Treated Hypertensive Patients in Japan: Findings from the Japan Home versus Office Blood Pressure Measurement Evaluation (J-HOME) Study

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Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
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Department of Pharmacy, Tohoku University Hospital, 1-1 Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
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Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
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Received: 14 December 2009 / Revised: 29 January 2010 / Accepted: 2 February 2010 / Published: 4 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antihypertensive Drugs)
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Abstract

Appropriate control of blood pressure (BP) is essential for prevention of future cardiovascular events. However, BP control among treated hypertensive patients has been insufficient. Recently, the usefulness of self-measured BP at home (home BP measurement) for the management of hypertension has been reported in many studies. We evaluated BP control both at home and in the office among treated hypertensive patients in primary care settings in Japan (the J-HOME study). We found poor control of home and office BPs and clarified some factors affecting control. We also examined factors associated with the magnitude of the white-coat effect, the morning–evening BP difference, and home heart rate in this J-HOME study.
Keywords: hypertension; antihypertensive treatment; home blood pressure hypertension; antihypertensive treatment; home blood pressure
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Obara, T.; Ohkubo, T.; Satoh, M.; Mano, N.; Imai, Y. Home and Office Blood Pressure Control among Treated Hypertensive Patients in Japan: Findings from the Japan Home versus Office Blood Pressure Measurement Evaluation (J-HOME) Study. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 419-432.

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