Updated: 11/13/2020

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  • Mr. Smith is being discharged home from the hospital after a hypertensive crisis. He has been prescribed 3 new blood pressure medications. Home health care will set up a mobile health blood pressure monitor in their home tomorrow morning that will send the data to his cardiologist via wi-fi internet. He is instructed to take his blood pressure twice a day in the morning and in the evening.
  • After 2 days, Mr. Smith's blood pressure at 8 am was 175/105 and has been consistent with this trend since being home. The nurse monitoring Mr. Smith arranges a telehealth visit remotely with the cardiologist. Mr. Smith complains of a slight headache and is instructed to come to the office later that morning at 11 am.
  • The cardiologist increases the dosage on his hydralazine and his amlodipine. Mr. Smith checks his blood pressure that evening after the dosage change and it has improved to 150/89 at 8 pm. The next morning, Mr. Smith's blood pressure has continued to improve to 140/78.