High Blood Pressure, known as hypertension is often called the "silent killer" because it does not show symptoms, but silently worsens all other medical conditions. Nearly 50% of Americans now have high blood pressure but most are unaware.1
Improving blood pressure is one of the most important aspects of improving long-term health. AIRx Health can connect you to medical teams to virtually monitor and manage your blood pressure.See If AIRx Health Is Right For Me
High blood pressure creates high force against your blood vessel walls eventually causing many health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to your blood vessels and heart occurs daily increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke every day.
In 2015, a large clinical study of more than 9,000 patients found that treating patients to a more aggressive blood pressure goal reduced the risk of serious heart problems, stroke, and death by 25%2. The benefits were so overwhelming, the study was stopped early so that all patients could benefit from better blood pressure control.
In 2017, the American Heart Association released new medical guidelines to recommend treating blood pressure at new targets more broadly.3
Medical teams on the AIRx Health platform can help you maintain appropriate blood pressure goals to improve your long-term health.
You will be mailed a remote monitoring kit to measure your vitals and symptoms on a daily basis. The kit will include (1) blood pressure monitor, (2) a brochure describing your remote monitoring program and (3) a symptom sheet with instructions for your daily check-in.
You will be provided an OMRON blood pressure monitor and cuff to measure your blood pressure and heart rate, which will be reviewed daily by your medical team via the AIRx Health Platform.
OMRON manufactures the #1 doctor recommended blood pressure monitors.
Each day you will complete a short call to discuss your symptoms and care plan. Physicians using the AIRx Health platform will review changes in your symptoms, your vitals and other information to decide whether any medical action is needed, such as adjusting your treatments or recommending additional medical care.