A Research Study Using Home Blood Pressure Checks to Lower High Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension
80 million adults in the U.S have “hypertension” or high blood pressure. If not treated, hypertension causes strokes and heart attacks. Many people have high blood pressure that is not fully treated. If people’s blood pressure is normal (less than 140/90), they will have fewer strokes and heart attacks.
mGlide is a heart health study that gives people a home blood pressure machine to measure blood pressure at home. mGlide is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Being in the study, you will get a blood pressure machine. We ask that you measure your blood pressure at home. This type of self-checking blood pressure at home can help you and your doctor become strong partners and work together to treat your high blood pressure. The study lasts 1 year.
You may be able to participate in this study if you:
- Are between the ages of 18-85.
- Have high blood pressure or hypertension.
- Have had two blood pressure readings > 140 mm Hg in the last 6 months.
- There are additional eligibility criteria. Please call us to find out if you are eligible.
If you join, you will:
- Get a blood pressure machine you can keep
- The mGlide study will teach you how to check your blood pressure at home. Checking blood pressure at home is better than measuring it one time at the clinic.
- Participants will receive $150 for completing the study.
- Meet us at the clinic 3 times during one year.
- Talk with us on the phone 6 times during one year.
- Measure your blood pressure at home.