‘smarter’ Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Prevent Many More Heart Attacks And Strokes

Authors say new blood pressure guidelines could help patients make informed decisions about their care. For example, if patients knew that medication only slightly reduced their risk of a heart attack or stroke (e.g. from 8 in 100 to 6 in 100 over the next 10 years), they may decide medication is not the right choice for them. “In addition to resulting in more positive health outcomes for patients, this approach provides the type of information we need to guide individual decisions tailored to the patients’ preferences and priorities,” says senior author Rod Hayward, professor of Medicine and Public Health and senior investigator at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research.
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Women who have younger looking faces ‘have lower blood pressure and could live longer’

High blood pressure affects a third of adults and, if left untreated, raises the odds of heart attacks and strokes

This finding gives rise to new ways to communicate the significant additional benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Not only this, but we also found that the feature in the face that blood pressure was linked to was not skin wrinkles but likely what we term as the “sag” in the face. ‘The exciting thing is further investigations will enable exact pin-pointing of the feature in the face that signposts an individuals blood pressure. High blood pressure affects a third of adults, and if left untreated, greatly raises the odds of heart attacks and strokes. It is known as the silent killer, because the symptoms often go unnoticed until it is too late, and is the single biggest cause of death worldwide. Around 16million British adults have the condition, although a third of these remain undiagnosed, with six million regularly taking tablets to control the condition. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, discovered women with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease looked more than two years younger for their age than those in highest risk group.
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Blood Pressure Monitoring And Measurement Instruments – Global Strategic Business Report 2013

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 79 companies including many key and niche players such as A&D Medical, American Diagnostic Corp., Bokang Instruments Co., Ltd., Briggs Healthcare, Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, GE Healthcare Ltd., GF Health Products, Inc., Kaz, Inc., Mediana Technologies Corporation, Microlife AG, North Star Health Products LLC, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., Omron Healthcare, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Rossmax International Ltd., Shenzhen Kingyield Technology Co., Ltd., Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., Spirit Medical Co., Ltd., SunTech Medical Group Limited, SunTech Medical, Inc., TaiDoc Technology Corp., W.A. Baum Co.
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