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The challenges of accurately measuring night-time blood pressure

Accurately measuring night-time blood pressure in individuals in a way that delivers meaningful results has been a long-standing challenge for physicians. While blood pressure can be monitored around the clock via ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the recording still requires a person to wear a cuff on their arm throughout the night, which inflates at regular …

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Lifestyle changes that can lower blood pressure

Medication taken correctly has long been shown to be efficient in lowering high blood pressure. But there are also numerous lifestyle steps that people can embrace to help ease or prevent hypertension, and avoid the need to be prescribed drugs to treat the condition. Several of the steps are relatively straightforward lifestyle choices, such as …

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The importance of monitoring night-time blood pressure

The importance of monitoring night-time – or nocturnal – blood pressure is being more widely recognised in terms of hypertension management. Evidence is pointing to nocturnal blood pressure (BP) as increasing the risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke or coronary heart disease. But while the value of monitoring nocturnal BP is acknowledged, getting accurate …

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How Sky Labs CART-I plus is advancing medical monitoring

Wearable devices are playing an increasingly important role in remote monitoring for patients with a range of chronic conditions. From monitoring heart rate, to blood pressure, oxygen levels and body temperature, these discreet devices such as smart rings and watches can record patient data and also transmit it to physicians to help in treatment and …

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Smart ring for 24/7 blood pressure monitoring

Many people could be unaware they have high blood pressure – or hypertension – because they may have no obvious symptoms. But hypertension can have significant health impacts, potentially leading to stroke, vision and kidney damage, or cause a heart attack. Regular checks That level of risk underlines the importance of regular blood pressure checks. …

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Delivering a connected patient experience via digital healthcare

Digital transformation within healthcare is enabling patients to embrace ever-more precise technologies to bring greater connectivity with their physicians and healthcare teams. Remote, wearable, devices can collect data around the clock, often without user intervention, and monitor subtle changes in their condition that may help with a diagnosis or shape forward treatment pathways. This is …

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Smart ring at the heart of person-enabled health

Person-enabled health is helping patients play a greater role in their care and putting them at the heart of treatment pathways as well as potentially preventing conditions from developing or worsening. Real-time data Pivotal within that are digital technologies – including sensors, remote monitoring apps and wearables – that see data flow between patients, who …

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Preventing the risk of developing Atrial Fibrillation

Several ‘interventions’ to help prevent or cut down the risk of developing Atrial Fibrillation (AF) involve making lifestyle changes and adopting a healthier way of living. With a number of causes of AF, and some beyond the control of the individual, making even simple changes to what people eat, drink, and how they exercise, can …

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