Blood pressure monitoring app android

 

In the attempt to improve doctor-patient interaction and to increase awareness on hypertension and its associated risks the European Society of Hypertension, in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hypertension, has published a dedicated APP for smartphones and tablets .

A novelty feature of the APP is a simple questionnaire, to be filled-in by the largest possible number of persons on World Hypertension Day, with the aim to collect useful information, a kind of “street epidemiology”, but also useful to the individual subjects (who will receive an automatic  feedback) to obtain a rough estimate of his/her own cardiovascular risk level.

The collected data will be anonymously analysed and presented at the ESH Congress in PARIS this June. The APP is also linked to a cartoon video that offers simple and straightforward educational information useful to everybody.

Blood pressure monitoring app android

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Blood Pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by blood on the wall of a blood vessel (Tortora and Grabowski, 1993). When the ventricles are contracting the pressure is at its highest, this is known as ‘systolic’. ‘Diastolic’ is when the ventricles are relaxing and the pressure is at its lowest.

In the attempt to improve doctor-patient interaction and to increase awareness on hypertension and its associated risks the European Society of Hypertension, in collaboration with the Italian Society of Hypertension, has published a dedicated APP for smartphones and tablets .

A novelty feature of the APP is a simple questionnaire, to be filled-in by the largest possible number of persons on World Hypertension Day, with the aim to collect useful information, a kind of “street epidemiology”, but also useful to the individual subjects (who will receive an automatic  feedback) to obtain a rough estimate of his/her own cardiovascular risk level.

The collected data will be anonymously analysed and presented at the ESH Congress in PARIS this June. The APP is also linked to a cartoon video that offers simple and straightforward educational information useful to everybody.

Using a home blood pressure monitor lets you keep track of your blood pressure at home. Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it moves through your body.

Someone with a systolic pressure of 120 and a diastolic pressure of 80 has a blood pressure of 120/80, or "120 over 80." Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

Most people use an automatic monitor to measure their blood pressure at home. These are also called electronic or digital monitors. They have a microphone to detect blood pulsing in the artery. The cuff wraps around your upper arm. It automatically inflates when you press the start button.