Soon, the traditional way of measuring blood pressure using a cuff around the upper arm (which has been used for over 100 years) could become obsolete, according to this article. This is due to the invention of a ‘wrist watch’ capable of much more accurate readings.
According to this article, millions of people with untreatable high blood pressure were given hope yesterday by the development of a surgical procedure that can dramatically cut the risk from the condition.
The 17th May is National Hypertension Day. The theme for this year is Healthy Weight – Healthy Blood Pressure.