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"Smartphone-based Strategy Improves Linkage To Care In Patients With Elevated BP" - Scott Buzby

  • Healio: Cardiology Today
  • New York, NY
  • (September 09, 2019)

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai Heart and physician-in-chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital recently published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study showed a strategy of tailored behavioral communication combined with smartphone technology implemented by community health workers conferred improvements in linkage to care for patients with elevated BP, but did not appear to yield a statistically significant improvement in BP reduction. According to the authors, study limitations included issues with self-reported data, missing data, and differential times to follow up.

— Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director, Mount Sinai Heart, Physician in Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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