High Blood Pressure at Home Improves the Risk of Myocardial Infarction

Elevated blood pressure indicates high risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), but high blood pressure sometimes cannot be captured at the doctor's office.

Elevated blood pressure is the leading risk factor of cardiovascular disease, causing 9.4 million deaths in each year high blood pressure– according to the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2010. However, higher than normal blood pressure sometimes remains hidden in clinical environment. If blood pressure taken in the office is normal, but home or ambulatory blood pressure is high, masked hypertension can be diagnosed.

According to a recent study, the findings of which is based on an extended analysis that involved more than 5 thousand patients with untreated hypertension, patients with masked hypertension are more likely to die than those patients with optimal blood pressure.

The Risk Factors of Masked Hypertension

- male gender
- smoking
- diabetes
- history of cardiovascular disease
- obesity
- older age

Current guidelines for the diagnosis and control of hypertension are based on the evaluation of conventionally measured blood pressure, which is the average of 2 consecutive measurements taken in the doctor's office. However, self-measured home blood pressure or ambulatory blood pressure measurement predicts outcome more accurately. Consequently, more emphasis should be taken to filter masked hypertension, particularly in case of those with the risk factors above.

Meditech, the leading manufacturer of ambulatory blood pressure monitors and Holter ECG devices is committed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The company combines ease of use and simplicity with advanced technology.


High Blood Pressure is More Dangerious for Women

High blood pressure (hypertension) is more dangerous for women than men – according to a new study published by scientist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

„This is the first study to consider sex as an element in the selection of antihypertensive agents or base the choice of a specific drug on the various factors accounting for the elevation in blood pressure" – said Carlos Ferrario, M.D., professor of surgery at Wake Forest Baptist and one of the authors of the study.

According to the latest study, while high blood pressure is less widespread among men, it has become the leading cause of death among women in the United States.

100 men and women age 53 and older have been involved into the comprehensive study. All participants had high blood pressure without any other diseases.

Researchers wanted to know whether the heart or the blood vessels are responsible for high blood pressure. Results show 30 to 40 percent more vascular disease in women compared to men with the same level of elevated blood pressure.

The tests measured hormonal discrepancies betwwen the sexes as well, which also have an effect on the development of cardiovascular diseases.

„Our study findings suggest a need to better understand the female sex-specific underpinnings of hypertensive processes to tailor optimal treatments for this vulnerable population" – Ferrario said and added that traditional hypertention treatment in women needs to be re-evaluated. ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor

Meditech is commited to fight against cardiovascular diseases by producing quality 24 hour blood pressure monitors and Holter ECG devices. ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small, light-weight and quiet monitor which records blood pressure automatically in preset time-periods according to preset intervals. The Holter monitoring technique supports more reliable and accurate results, as blood pressure is recorded away from medical environment, during normal daily routines, even at night-time. For more information please contact Meditech.

Sleep Loss is Associated with Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure

According to a recent study sleep deprivation can change your genes. The researchers found that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night results in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering that two in five Americans do not get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep, though sleep loss may result in serious health risks (high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer), eating and mental disorders.

After one night you...

you loose brain tissues, increased risk of high blood pressure; source: healthcommunities.com

want to have bigger portions, prefer high-calory, high-carb, unhealthy foods,

are more likely to have an accident,

are more likely to catch cold,

are more likely to get emotional,

are less focused and having memory problems.

After several nights...

heart disease risk increases,
Poor sleep has been associated with hight blood pressure, cholesterol-clogged arteries, heart failure, heart attack and obesity. but sometimes heart disease is a cause of poor sleep. For example, people with heart failure often gets up at night with trouble breathing. Bouts of atrial fibrillation or palpitations can also disturb sleep.

stroke risk quadruples,

risk of breast cancer may increase,
Lack of sleep is linked to more aggressive breast cancer, according to the latest findings published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment by physician-scientists from University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

diabetes risk goes up,
Sleep loss is linked to decreased insulin sensitivity, which is a diabetes risk factor.

sperm count decreases,
A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology of nearly 1000 of young men in Denmark found that those with chronic sleep disturbances has a 29 percent lower concentration of sperm.

risk of death goes up.
Individuals who sleep less than six hours has a significant increase in mortality risk, even after adjusting for diabetes, elevated blood pressure and other factors.

Meditech Ltd. is committed to lower the risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke by manufacturing ambulatory blood pressure monitors and Holter ECG devices for nearly 25 years. With a large R&D department and assembly plant, the company focuses on providing quality 24 hour blood pressure and ECG monitors at the lowest cost possible. For more information or for geeting a quotation, please contact.

Control Your Emotions to Decrease Blood Pressure

According to a study published by researcher Alison Wood Brooks in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, people who are able to reappraise their anxiety as excitement perform better.

Anxiety disorders which can result in tension, worried thoughts and increased blood pressure are among the most common mental illnesses worldwide. Calming down is a very simple way to control adverse physical changes such as sweaty palms, shaky voice and increased blood pressure, but taking a deep breath and thining good thoughts is often easier said than done.

How to Influence Your Emotions

Emotions can be well controlled and influenced. The way individuals verbalize and think about their feelings helps to construct the way they actually feel. Control Your Emotions to Decrease Your Blood Pressure

Adopt an opportunity mind-set rather than a threat mind-set by saying simply 'I am excited'. With such minimal intervention and modified attitude your performance can be improved and your confidence can be increased. The more often individuals reframe their anxciety as excitement, the more likely they may be to trigger upward motivational sprials, which may result in a happier and more successful life. The researcher says instead of trying to 'Keep Calm and Carry on", the path to success begins by simply saying 'I am excited'.

We Could All Do with a Little Less Pressure

Everyone may experience daily stress which may have an effect on their blood pressure. Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure is a global public health issue, which contributes to the burden of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and premature mortality and disability. Although raised blood pressure results in dangerous risk factors, a lot of people go undiagnosed.

The dangerous effects of hypertension can be prevented. Meditech Ltd. is commited to the quick and accurate diagnosis and control of hypertension. Meditech is specialised in manufacturing 24-hr blood pressure monitors, Holter ECG devices and related software solutions since 1990. The company is based in the European Union and supplies to leading international market players from the healthcare industry.


24 hour ABPM at Arab Health

Meditech, the manufacturer of 24 hour ABPM and Holter ECG monitors will be exhibiting at Arab Health, Dubai, United Arab Emirates between 27 and 30 January 2014. Meditech booth number is S1A72.

Arab Health is the largest medical fair and congress at the Middle East, which attracts visitors and exhibitors not only from neighbouring countries, but also from other regions such as Asia, North-Africa or Europe.

Visitors can benefit from meeting healthcare decision makers and major suppliers all over the World over the 4 days of the exhibition, which showcases a wide range of the latest products and services all under 1 roof.

Collect information on new trends, be informed about the latest technologies and improvements in the healthcare sector, network with major suppliers, and finally, if you are looking for quality 24 hour ABPM and Holter ECG monitors: meet Meditech!

Meditech exhibits in hall S1A72:

a) 24 hour ABPM devices

b) Holter ECG devices

c) ECG event recorders

d) Combined 24 hour ABPM & ECG recorders

Meditech is specialised in manufacturing 24 hour ABPM and Holter ECG devices with related software solutions since 1990. The company works for well-known international market players and concentrates on offering quality 24 hour ABPM and Holter devices at the lowest possible price.

24 hour ABPM

Meditech Benefits:

a) Quality within reach

CE mark, FDA market clearance, validation of the British Hypertension Socieaty and that of the Association for the Advancement of Medcal instrumentation proves the quality and accuracy of Meditech 24 hour ABPM devices.

b) Advanced technology combined with simplicity

Incorporating the latest technical improvements into Meditech 24 hour ABPM devices does not have any effect on ease of use and simplicity.

c) Quick delivery

Orders can be prepared and shipped within 1 week in most cases only.

Visit Meditech in booth S1A72 at Arab Health, Dubai between 27 and 30 January 2014. Optionally you can set up a meeting here or send your general inquiry directly.