In Patients With Acute Heart Attack, Blood Pressure Cuff May Save Lives
“It’s a very sneaky thing.” High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a problem in which blood pushes too hard against a person’s blood vessels, potentially causing damage to the vessels and organs like the heart, according to WebMD . Risk factors for hypertension in children include obesity, sodium intake and family history. U.S. dietary guidelines suggest people eat no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, while the AHA recommends an even lower threshold of 1,500 daily milligrams. The AHA estimates 97 percent of children and teens eat too much salt, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and eventual heart disease. For the study, researchers compared more than 3,200 kids between ages 8 and 17 who were part of a nutritional survey from 1988 and 1994 and compared them to more than 8,300 kids who were surveyed from 1999 to 2008.
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New Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor by iHealth
During the follow-up period the initial salvage of heart tissue by conditioning was translated into a clinical benefit for the patients. The occurrence of new heart symptoms was reduced by 51% in the conditioning group compared to the control group. The total number of deaths was low and death caused by heart disease was reduced by 61%. The underlying mechanisms are thought to involve activation of endogenous protective systems that induces resistance towards tissue damage in the heart during a heart attack and in particular when re-opening the occluded heart vessel by balloon dilatation.
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Blood pressure screening set Oct. 9
9 Posted: | Updated: 7 secs ago The next free blood pressure screening by the American Red Cross will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. at the San Dimas Senior Citizen/Community Center, 201 E. Bonita Ave.
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The wrist monitor also hasmotion sensors to detect the optimal wrist position to help users accurately take their blood pressure readings. It received both FDA clearance in U.S. as well as CE Mark approval in Europe. The monitor works with the free iHealth MyVitals mobile app that has tools to help individuals not only measure and track blood pressure readings, heart rate, pulse wave and measurement time, but also to create dynamic charts to track progress and compare their results against historical averages, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) classifications. Results can also be instantly shared with doctors, without the need for a doctor visit.This product is a great example of how mobile technology can simplify healthcare delivery, get users to play a more active role in their well being, and help reduce the costs involved.
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