ABPM Blood Pressure Monitor Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

According to a recent study, the use of ABPM blood pressure monitor technique gives information about the possibility of a future heart attack or stroke.

ABPM blood pressure monitor is inscreasingly being used in general and clinical practices, because ABPM provide information over and above conventional blood pressure measurement. Hypertensive people often perform an ABPM blood pressure monitor test which involves having their blood pressure taken more frequently during their daily activites, away from clinical environment, which may cause stress for most people. Other advantages include longer monitoring period and night-time blood pressure readings as well.

Now researchers from University of Padova have found additional advantages, as they confirmed that the use ABPM blood pressure monitor technique gives information about the possibility of a future heart attack or stroke.

More than 2000 participants have been involved in the research, which found that participants with high average ABPM blood pressure monitor recordings were more likely to have a stroke. The stroke (or brain attack) is one of the major threat to adult health worldwide, however, it is said that up to 80% of stroke are preventable, among other with the use of an ABPM blood pressure monitor, which can predict heart disease or stroke.

At the same time, the research found that people with high pulse pressure were more likely to have a heart attack. Pulse pressure is the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure. For example if the blood pressure is 130/90 mmHg, the pulse pressure is 40.

Another recent study confirmed that high blood pressure is a real silent killer.

Brazilian researchers studied people with elevated blood pressure and found no relationship between headache and blood pressure fluctuation.

Within the research 76 people were monitored for 24 hours with an ABPM blood pressure monitor. Their blood pressure were taken in each hour and the frequency of headache was noted. According to the research findings:

- There was no difference in blood pressure curves of people with and without headache.
- Blood pressure noted during a headache was not different from average 24-hour blood pressure.
- No change in blood pressure was noted before, during or after the headache.

Consequently, there is no relationship between the frequency of the headcahe and high blood pressure, which confirms that hypertension most often has no warning signs or symptoms, so regular checking is necessary.

Take action and have your blood pressure checked with an ABPM blood pressure monitor!

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