What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.
The size and elasticity of the artery walls also affect blood pressure. Each time the heart beats, pressure is created inside the arteries.
Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. Both the systolic and diastolic pressures are recorded as “mm Hg” (millimeters of mercury).This recording represents how high the mercury column is raised by the pressure of the blood. For example, 90/60 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) means a systolic of 90 mm Hg and a diastolic of 60mm Hg.
As a general guide:
●ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
●high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
●low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower
What chronic diseases are associated with high blood pressure?
Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases and is a major risk factor for multiple conditions. High blood pressure increases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. With high blood pressure, the arteries may have an increased resistance against the flow of blood, causing the heart to pump harder to circulate the blood. Usually, high blood pressure has no signs or symptoms.
Why is it important to manage high blood pressure ?
High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.Measuring your blood pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure. Therefore, it’s important to get an accurate blood pressure reading and have adequate blood pressure management so that you have a clearer picture of your risk for heart disease and stroke.
What is remote patient monitoring?
Remote patient monitoring is the use of digital technologies to monitor and capture medical and other health data from patients and electronically transmit this information to healthcare providers for assessment and, when necessary, recommendations and instructions.
Why remote patient monitoring can help?
Remote patient monitoring can help keep people healthy, allow older and disabled individuals with high blood pressure to live at home longer and avoid having to move into nursing facilities.
What can Mintti-Vision do for patients with high blood pressure ?
Mintti-Vision can help patients develop a consistent measurement technique, change their behavior when it comes to management, and record their readings consistently.
On the remote patient monitoring platform with Mintti-Vision, patients can check their blood pressures at home, at the clinic, or at community-partner locations where they receive real-time feedback.
What can Mintti-Vision do for healthcare providers ?
On the mobile application, clinicians viewed patient data, provided direct patient feedback, and wrote electronic prescriptions. For healthcare providers, Mintti-Vision offers data-driven insights into the patient’s blood pressure trends over time, helping the provider make informed decisions driven by trends and enables providers to proactively treat their patients.
By tracking data over time, Mintti-Vision can help to spot abnormalities in reading including low or high blood pressure. It can help providers understand how new and existing prescriptions are working.
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