Tag Archives: Blood

“Smart” molecules that selectively target abnormal cell growth in blood vessels may reduce reoccurring blockage after stenting

Artificial “smart” molecules that selectively target certain blood-vessel cells and prevent abnormal growth, appear to reduce reoccurring blockages in blood vessels previously opened by stents, while sparing healthy endothelial cells lining the blood vessel. One molecule studied prevented vascular smooth muscle cells from overgrowing and blocking blood vessels, and the other caused these cells to… Read More »

Why John Singleton’s Family Encourages Black Men to Check Their Blood Pressure

On April 29, John Singleton died after being taken off life support following a massive stroke. Now, the family of the 51-year-old Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter reveals that Singleton grappled with high blood pressure and is advising Black men to get their blood pressure checked, reports NBC News. “Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled… Read More »

Aktiia’s Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor is Accurate for Months

It doesn’t need recalibrating often. The Aktiia optical blood pressure monitor was tested in six healthy volunteers and agreed with a traditional inflating-cuff blood pressure monitor (Omron M6) two months after the initial calibration. The Blood Pressure Monitor was accurate to within 1 ± 7 mmHg, which satisfied the 5±8 mmHg guidelines set by the AAMI… Read More »