• Can Controlling Blood Pressure Later In Life Reduce The Risk of Dementia?

    Can Controlling Blood Pressure Later In Life Reduce The Risk of Dementia?
    Everyone talks about the importance of treating high blood pressure, the “silent killer.” And everybody knows that untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But can treating high blood pressure reduce your risk of cognitive impairment and dementia?    
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of A Home Blood Pressure Monitor To Detect Atrial Fibrillation

    Diagnostic Accuracy of A Home Blood Pressure Monitor To Detect Atrial Fibrillation
    Stergiou GS1, Karpettas N, Protogerou A, Nasothimiou EG, Kyriakidis M. Published: 12 February 2009   Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with an increased long-term risk of stroke. A screening test for early diagnosis has the potential to prevent AF-related strokes. This study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of an automated device for self-home blood pressure (BP) monitoring, which implements an algorithm for AF detection. A modified, automated oscillometric device for self-home BP monitoring (Microlife BPA100 Plus, Microlife, Heerbrugg, Switzerland) with an AF detector was used to carry out triplicate...
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