Digital Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Type B Aortic Dissection Patients

2019-10-10 09:39:30 | BioPortfolio


The primary objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of home digital blood pressure monitoring in aiding providers to maintain blood pressure within a therapeutic range in type B aortic dissection patients upon discharge from the hospital.


Patients admitted to the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus with a diagnosis of type B aortic dissection or intramural hematoma who do not receive a surgical intervention during their index hospitalization, or planned intervention on follow up, and are discharged on medical therapy consisting of strict heart rate control and BP control will be included in the study. They will be either randomized to standard therapy to measure BP at home (standard of care) or intervention arm consisting of Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, which will transmit BP recordings from smartphone to MyChart/EPIC (test arm). All patients will first receive a 24 hour ambulatory monitor regardless of treatment assignment to establish baseline BP pattern. Following this patients randomized to intervention arm will utilize their Withings Blood Pressure Monitor. Providers on the study team will then adjust the patient's hypertensive medications to ensure their BP is below a systolic goal of 120 mmHg utilizing downloaded recordings available in the electronic medical record.

The primary clinical endpoint is the change in mean 24 hour systolic blood pressure between the start of the study and the end of the study period (4-week period). Secondary outcomes will include the number of patients able to achieve a therapeutic systolic blood pressure of 120 mmHg with both mean BP cuff and in office visit at end of 4 week period, increase in size as measured by computed tomography (CT) scan of the aorta, hospitalization or emergency room (ER) visits for symptoms from dissection or uncontrolled hypertension, hospitalization or ER visits for hypotension, all-cause mortality, and need for surgical intervention (open or endovascular).

Study Design


Aortic Dissection


Withings Digital Blood Pressure Monitor


Cleveland Clinic
United States




The Cleveland Clinic

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-10T09:39:30-0400

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