Sadly, the fact is that cardiovascular diseases, especially heart attacks and strokes, have long remained on the list of the most common causes of death in our country. Although we can boast of a high treatment success rate, there is still a high-risk group of patients. At the same time, these serious diseases can be relatively easily prevented.
The most common risk factors for heart attack and stroke
High blood pressure
In the Czech Republic, approximately 40% of the population over the age of 18 suffer from high blood pressure. The incidence of this disease increases with age, and in people over 60 years of age, the likelihood of arterial hypertension reaches up to 60%. Prevention in the form of regular measurement of blood pressure is very important, because the neglect of treatment can lead to heart failure, stroke, arrhythmia and serious organ damage.
If high blood pressure is treated early, the risk of cardiovascular disease can be significantly reduced. Unfortutely, doctors are still little interested in preventive examitions and regular monitoring of blood pressure. Through prevention, up to 80% of acute cardiovascular events can be prevented.
Home blood pressure measurement
If you have high blood pressure, it’s important to measure yourself regularly. And this does not mean that you need to visit a doctor from time to time. You should know your values and measure yourself regularly even at home. It is important that you have a high quality, fully automatic and clinically tested blood pressure monitor at your disposal. Therefore, when buying a tonometer, give preference to a pharmacy, where you will also receive qualified advice.
A unique pressure gauge is, for example, the Veroval DUO CONTROL from the HARTMANN brand. This device combines two professiol blood pressure measurement methods and provides medically accurate results even in the event of an arrhythmia. Even if home diagnostic devices do not replace medical care, their use can save many patients from serious health complications.