Why You Should be Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home


By Molly Clifton

People who show normal blood pressure readings in the doctor’s office and elevated readings at home have an increased risk of heart attack.  

Doctors call the condition masked hypertension and say people with it are more likely to be male, smoke or have a history of cardiovascular disease. 

People at risk of masked hypertension should closely monitor their blood pressure at home.

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