Coronary heart disease is the narrowing of the arteries leading to the heart caused by a build-up of plaque that clings to the artery walls. This, in turn, can reduce blood flow to the heart and is the leading underlying cause of cardiac arrest.
Professor Gemma Figtree, of the University of Sydney, says that the process of plaque developing in the arteries leading to the heart, known as atherosclerosis, “most often begins years before a heart attack”.
The Heart Health Kit consists of a smart body composition and analysis scale and blood pressure monitor. These products are medical grade, have been designed for ease of use, are accurate and simple to operate, and are enabled with Bluetooth communications technology.
They provide an individual with their weight, blood pressure, and resting heart rate which when monitored regularly provide important health benefits, including:
- Early detection of health problems: Regular monitoring of weight and blood pressure can help detect health problems early before they become serious. For example, high blood pressure or hypertension often has no symptoms, but it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Early detection of high blood pressure allows for timely intervention and management, reducing the risk of complications.
- Prevention of chronic diseases: Monitoring weight and blood pressure can help identify and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure can reduce the risk of developing these diseases.
- Improved treatment outcomes: Monitoring weight and blood pressure can help healthcare providers adjust treatment plans and medications as needed to improve outcomes. For example, if blood pressure remains high despite medication, a change in treatment plan or medication can be made.
- Increased awareness of lifestyle choices: Regular weight and blood pressure tests can also increase awareness of the impact of lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise on health. Making healthy lifestyle changes can help prevent or manage chronic diseases.
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