.......an innovative smartphone app for monitoring hypertension in pregnancy

.......an innovative smartphone app for monitoring hypertension in pregnancy

High blood pressure complicates 10% of pregnancies

Pre-eclampsia affects 2‑8% and can be life-threatening

Adverse outcomes include

  • Pre-term birth

  • Fetal growth restriction

  • Acute renal or hepatic failure

Currently patients are monitored by frequent visits to hospital to have their blood pressure and urine checked, this can be both inconvenient for patients and time consuming.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

The maternal fetal medicine team at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust,  in conjunction with the Health foundation designed and implemented an innovative app allowing patients to monitor their blood pressure, urine and symptoms at home. Eliminating unnecessary hospital visits by remote monitoring improves the patient pathway and convenience.

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The innovative app is available on both iOS and Android devices and is free to download

 


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