German startup revolutionizes blood pressure treatment with an interactive and personalized patient app.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the most common and most relevant risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and kidney failure worldwide. Fortunately, the prevention potential is very high. A healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and physical activity can strongly decrease the chance of suffering from hypertension in higher age. For those diagnosed, drug treatment and lifestyle changes can lead to a successful reduction and normalization of blood pressure. While the everyday life with high blood pressure and antihypertensive medication can be difficult, there are some great tools out there helping concerned individuals to successfully deal with their blood pressure and therapy.
The Hypertension.App, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (https://en.hypertonie.app/download), is the ideal daily companion for hypertension patients or simply anyone who is concerned about their health. This app revolutionizes blood pressure treatment and is the ideal combination of a health diary and a digital personalized guide. With its complex algorithms, it can suggest the user tips and individual information based on the results of their measurements. There is a variety of parameters they can enter in their diary, e.g. blood pressure, symptoms, medication, their pulse wave velocity values and many more, in order to receive individual feedback, useful diagrams and statistics based on their health status. They also have the possibility to export PDF-reports in order to share the information with their doctors and family.
In their health profile, they can provide additional information on medication, physical activity, previous illnesses or heredity in order to support the algorithms in creating the ideal, personalized health guide they need. The app will be further developed to enable the connection of blood pressure measuring devices, so that the users can automatically transfer their blood pressure values.
The Hypertension.App was founded by Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke. He is a hypertension expert with decades of experience and deep roots in the German hypertension scene. He runs a renown hypertension center in Munich, an excellence center of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), was on the board of the German Hypertension League for many years and has long been involved in blood pressure telemonitoring. Prof. Middeke has also written many blood pressure guides for patients in the past. These books have been implemented in the app as a personalized guide and extensive hypertension library. With this library, the user can find information about various forms of hypertension, their causes, risk factors and about non-drug options for optimizing their blood pressure. In the future, there will also be a separate app version specifically for pregnant women at risk or with gestational hypertension.
In order to raise the Hypertension.App to a higher medical standard, it is planned to certify the app as a medical app within the European Medical Device Regulation Class I, which would require additional investments. The small startup from Ingolstadt is open to cooperations and welcomes any kind of support!
For further information, please visit our website at https://en.hypertonie.app.