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Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can have serious health consequences if left unmanaged - which is why blood pressure is one of the primary biomarkers everyone should be tracking themselves.

High blood pressure is when the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high, which can lead to damage over time. The impacts of high blood pressure on health are significant and include several potentially life-threatening conditions:

  • Heart disease and heart attacks - due to hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Stroke - from blood vessels in the brain clogging up or weakening (leading to a blockage or rupture)
  • Kidney disease - high blood pressure can damage the kidneys' delicate system of blood vessels that filter waste from your blood
  • Vision loss - from damaged blood vessels in the eyes

The absence of symptoms until serious damage has occurred makes hypertension particularly dangerous, earning it the nickname "the silent killer." 

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Blood Pressure News

Digital health tools effectively lower hypertension, new study finds

Yale School of Medicine - 14-Feb-2024

Significant systolic BP reductions, highlighting its potential to address health disparities


Blood pressure fluctuations predict risk of heart attack and stroke

Imperial College London (ICL) - 31-Jan-2024

Study calls for effective monitoring and amlodipine-based treatment plan


Traffic air pollution raises your blood pressure by more than 4.5 mmHg

University of Washington (UW) - 27-Nov-2023

UW study calls for new strategies to combat traffic pollution's health risks


Sky Labs secures $15M for 24/7 monitoring device with holistic insights

Longevity Technology - 30-Oct-2023

Ring-type blood pressure monitor to revolutionise hypertension management

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Blood Pressure Resources

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BPM Core

Smart blood pressure monitor with ECG and digital stethoscope.


Company developing different types of blood pressure monitors.


Wireless blood pressure monitor that provides complete view of blood pressure with systolic, diastolic and pulse readings.

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Blood Pressure Blog Posts

Christmas is coming, and my blood pressure is going up!

Christmas is coming, and my blood pressure is going up!

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, or the magic of Christmas, but every Q4 my blood pressure starts to rise again!

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