Get Serious About Your Cardiovascular Health
Learn how 24/7 blood pressure monitoring unlocks important insights that can help you and your doctor build the best action plan for your health.
Aktiia Aligns with Treatment Guidelines
The most recent guidelines from the European Society of Hypertension and European Society of Cardiology recommend more frequent out-of-office blood pressure measurement. Why?
Hypertension diagnosis today is based on sparse and often unrepresentative measurements.
White Coat Effect
Stress at the doctor’s office can lead to abnormally high readings.
People with hypertension are sometimes not identified during infrequent office visits.
It’s important to track if your hypertension stays under control.
Why Does Night-Time Blood Pressure Matter?
Aktiia is the only solution on the market that can easily measure blood pressure while you’re sleeping.
Decades of research has shown that nighttime blood pressure is more highly correlated to cardiovascular risk than standard daytime blood pressure measurements. Learn more via the studies below.
Sleep and Hypertension
“Small increases in BP, particularly nighttime BP levels, are associated with significant increases in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.”
Journal of Hypertension
In a study across 1,464 subjects, there was a 20% increased risk of cardiovascular mortality for every 5% deficiency in the expected dip in nighttime blood pressure.
Across 6,359 patients, “nighttime BP levels and a riser pattern were independently associated with total cardiovascular event rate, in particular for HF (heart failure).”
Dublin Outcome Study
This study with 5,292 concluded that “nighttime blood pressure is the most potent predictor of outcome.”
A More Data-Driven Approach to Treatment
More frequent blood pressure measurement allows for more personalised treatment. By understanding each patient’s individual patterns, a physician has more information to create a tailored plan in areas such as medication titration, chronotherapy, and targeted lifestyle interventions.
Remote Hypertension Management
In a pilot trial of 130 patients (since expanded to 5,000), 91% of patients who regularly measured home BP for use in biweekly medication titration were able to achieve control of their blood pressure in 7 weeks.
European Heart Journal
The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial
Bedtime administration of hypertension medication for those with nocturnal hypertension had demonstrably improved results in terms of hypertension control and reduced cardiovascular events.
AHA Heart360 HBPM Trial
Patients in a treatment program focused on home blood pressure monitoring achieved “greater BP reductions, superior BP control, and higher patient satisfaction” compared to patients under usual care.
Integrated BP Control
HBPM Systematic Review
This systematic review of 137 peer-reviewed studies concluded that more frequent home blood pressure monitoring “encourages patient-centered care, improves BP control and patient outcomes.”
Measure Lifestyle Impact
Exercise, diet, and stress management have a measurable impact on blood pressure. With Aktiia, you can see how your lifestyle and your blood pressure are linked over hours, days, weeks, months, and years.
“The reduction of sodium intake… and the DASH diet both lower blood pressure substantially, with greater effects in combination than singly.”
Curr Hyperten Rep
A review of clinical trial results across many different dietary approaches to prevention and control of hypertension.
Meditation and Hypertension
This meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials concluded that non-transcendental meditation showed promising results for lowering both SBP and DBP, with transcendental meditation requiring further trials.
EJC Prev Rehabil
Exercise and Hypertension
This meta-analysis concluded that “exercise is a cornerstone therapy for the prevention, treatment and control of hypertension.”