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High blood pressure warning: The sign in your ankles you shouldn’t ignore

High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood pushing agains the walls of blood vessels is consistently too high. This increases the workload of the heart and blood vessels — making them work harder and less efficiently. Over time, the force and friction of high blood pressure damages the delicate tissues inside the arteries.… Read More »

Blood Pressure And Dementia

A crucial factor in maintaining a healthy brain is controlling your blood pressure. Large studies have shown that cardiovascular events and mortality rates were reduced by 25% in people who were intensively treated to keep their systolic blood pressure at less than 120. In other words you should attempt to keep your blood pressure as… Read More »

Aktiia’s Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor is Accurate for Months

It doesn’t need recalibrating often. The Aktiia optical blood pressure monitor was tested in six healthy volunteers and agreed with a traditional inflating-cuff blood pressure monitor (Omron M6) two months after the initial calibration. The Blood Pressure Monitor was accurate to within 1 ± 7 mmHg, which satisfied the 5±8 mmHg guidelines set by the AAMI… Read More »