Anke Hodes, MD (pictured above), a research physician for G-Cure at the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands, and other Scientific Sessions attendees, checked their blood pressure at the Target: BP booth (721) on Monday to see firsthand how the new hypertension guidelines affect them.
Real-time charts (pictured below) provide a snapshot of the aggregate results of attendees’ BP readings before and after the guidelines were released. Attendees classified as hypertension Stage 2 rose by 18 percent following the guideline release (2 percent before and 20 percent after), and attendees classified as hypertension Stage 1 rose from 17 percent to 26 percent.
Attendees’ BP Readings Before Guidelines Release
Attendees’ BP Readings After Guidelines Release