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Introduction


Navigation in My Heart Application

More detailed information you can find in next sections.

Data

This is the main screen of an application. Here you can input your readings from a blood pressure monitor and describe them. 

History


History tab lists all your recorded readings. You can choose between simple presentation and the advanced one containing more info.

Graph


Graph tab represents all your data with in a neat interactive graph with dynamic scale.


Statistics


In this tab you can find all your data summarized into nice diagrams, graphs and statistics table.

Tags

In short words Tags are a very simple descriptions e.g. "Left arm", "Sitting", "Tired", "Hot weather", "Medicines". The advantage is that you can create them once and use constantly describing your measurement extremely fast. Moreover you can filter data by Tags, more about it in next help sections.


Blood pressure categorization

Each measurement can be categorized according to JNC7 or ESH/ESC standards (see tables below). They can give you perspective on your Hypertension/Hypotension. Ask your doctor which standard does he recommend. It can be switched in application settings.

JNC8


The latest standards are very simplified and are assuming very strict and transparent restrictions. They are used in the app to recognise, when pharmacological treatment is advised.

Key Points for Practice

• In the general population, pharmacologic treatment should be initiated when blood pressure is 150/90 mm Hg or higher in adults 60 years and older, or 140/90 mm Hg or higher in adults younger than 60 years.

• In patients with hypertension and diabetes, pharmacologic treatment should be initiated when blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher, regardless of age.

• Initial antihypertensive treatment should include a thiazide diuretic, calcium channel blocker, ACE inhibitor, or ARB in the general nonblack population or a thiazide diuretic or calcium channel blocker in the general black population.

• If the target blood pressure is not reached within one month after initiating therapy, the dosage of the initial medication should be increased, or a second medication should be added.

From the AFP Editors

ESH/ESC

(European society of Hypertension/European society of Cardiology)

    CategorySystolic[mmHg] Diastolic [mmHg] 
    Optimal < 120 < 80
    Normal 120-129 80-84
    Stage 1 Hypertension  140-159 90-99
    Stage 2 Hypertension 160-179 100-109
    Stage 3 Hypertension ≥ 180 ≥ 110
    Isolated systolic Hypertension ≥ 140 <90
Table 1. ESH/ESC categories for blood pressure measurements

JNC7

(Joint National Committee)

    CategorySystolic[mmHg] Diastolic [mmHg] 
    Correct < 120 < 80
    Prehypertension  120-139 80-89
    Stage 1 Hypertension 140-159 90-99
    Stage 2 Hypertension ≥ 160 ≥ 100
 Isolated Hypertension >=140 <90
Table 1. JNC7 categories for blood pressure measurements

Isolated hypertension



Application detects isolated hypertension as an additional marker. It is always accompanied with the icon


Hypotonia

You can turn it on/off in the settings.

Hypotonia is classified when both Systolic is less than 100 mmHg and Diastolic is less than 60 mmHg.

Blood pressure factors

There are ways to represent your systolic and diastolic in one value. It is probably more familiar to your doctor, but those factors can be useful information for you!

Mean Arterial Pressure

The mean arterial pressure (MAP) is a term used in medicine to describe an average blood pressure in an individual.[1] It is defined as the average arterial pressure during a single cardiac cycle.
Read more here: MAP - Wikipedia

Pulse Pressure

Pulse pressure is the pressure that is felt when feeling the pulse. Measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), the pressure difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures is the pressure change to create the pulse, which is the pulse pressure. If resting blood pressure is (systolic/diastolic) 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), pulse pressure is 40.

Blood Pressure Factor

You won't find this factor in any medicine references, because it is made up by me. This factor is simply a sum of a systolic and diastolic values.

Multiple users

You can store your data under different user names. Each user has it's own tags, reminders, measurements and filters. 
You can create as many users as you wish. Just press the menu button on the device and from the popped up list choose "User". In that new window all your users are stored.

Data migration from old version

!IMPORTANT! After update from the old version, application loads the default user name. Now in case, when you have been using some custom user, you may be mislead that your data are lost. No worries! They exist but under your custom user name, so simply please go to users menu and click that one, which you wish to use.

Filters

When you understand how filters work, you will love them. They greatly improve the possibilities to analyze your measurements, that you and your doctor will be pleased to see. In short words you can create filters which will show only the data that you wish to see in history, graphs, statistics and even when sending to your doctor. Read more in next Help section.

Reminders

Do you occasionally forget to measure your blood pressure? This will never happen again with reminders! This feature allows you to set repetitive notifications that will remind you to take a measurement!

Data import/export

When you collect your measurements, you will want to save them or send them via e-mail. Within the application this can easily be done. You can export your data to filetypes like CSV(Comma Separated Values) or XML. 

Automatic Data Backup

You can setup automatic backup of you data. Find more details int the page here.

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