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iPad and iPhone Apps for Seniors: HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker

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Having the right blood pressure is essential for your overall health and wellness. Particularly for seniors, uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to a stroke, heart attack, heart disease, or kidney failure. While having your doctor check your blood pressure could give you and your physician a good idea of your heart’s health, there is something to be said about tracking your blood pressure outside of the doctor’s office. That’s where the iPhone and iPad application HeartRise Blood Pressure Tracker enters the picture.

The app allows you to keep track of your blood pressure, resting heart rate, and body weight over extended periods of time and spots/calculates fluctuations, trends, and averages. With the intuitive and simple to use interface, you input information and it soon becomes part of the central database. All of this information is relayed back to you with easy-to-read visualizations and illustrations.

The app doesn’t take the place of a trip to the doctor’s office; we suggest you share the findings with the appropriate medical professionals. Relatedly, we like the fact that that app can send spreadsheet data directly to your doctor, which allows you to keep the appropriate medical professionals in the loop.

HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker is available to download off the iTunes Store for $1.99.

Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker – (iTunes Store)

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