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For World Hypertension Day 2024, discover three of our innovative studies – SNAP2, SHIP, and OPTIMISE 2 – aiming to improve blood pressure management across the life cycle through technology and patient involvement.

A person using a blood pressure monitor and a mobile phone app to monitor and keep track of their BP.

May 17 is World Hypertension Day and dedicated to raising awareness about high blood pressure – a condition that affects millions globally and can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease and stroke.

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences has a deep history and wide portfolio of research into this condition and how to best manage it. So, for World Hypertension Day, we’ve selected three current projects that give some idea of the diversity and scope of hypertension-focussed projects within our department.

SNAP2: Supporting new mums with high blood pressure

Each year, many women in the UK experience high blood pressure during pregnancy, which can lead to serious complications. The SNAP2 study aims to help these women better manage their blood pressure after giving birth. Researchers are developing a programme that includes self-monitoring of blood pressure at home, adjusting medications as needed, and receiving support through digital tools. The goal is to see if this program can improve long-term blood pressure control, reduce the risk of heart problems, and save healthcare costs.


Read the full story on The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website.