Level the hypertension field
In this G4A Digital Health article, you'll learn about:
- The problem with hypertension
" An estimated 1.5 billion people worldwide live with hypertension or elevated blood pressure. Known as a “silent killer,” hypertension puts patients at greater risk of heart attack and stroke - all of which are leading causes of death for people living in the United States."
- How COVID affected those with hypertension
" As the pandemic took hold on the world, uncontrolled or untreated hypertension became one of the most precise predictors of severe illness from the coronavirus3. People with high blood pressure are at much higher risk of needing hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator, or dying after contracting COVID-19. "
- What digital tools are doing for hypertension
" Yet, the essential thing for hypertension patients to do is regularly monitor blood pressure and symptoms. Offering this through digital tools encourages daily adherence through prompts and reminders and can provide valuable data for the patient and their healthcare provider. "