As innovative blood pressure monitoring technology continues to evolve and adapt to modern technology, a new survey shows why traditional blood pressure technology remains essential in the healthcare space.

Blood pressure monitors that connect to a smartphone application are no better than traditional devices at treating hypertension, according to a randomized clinical trial of 2,101 patients. 

The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found the change in systolic blood pressure from baseline to six months was almost identical in users of connected and traditional devices.

The trial, which mostly enrolled people who were relatively comfortable using technology, failed to meet most of its secondary endpoints, including one that looked at patient satisfaction

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