Fitbit – curse or cure?

I’ve seen a few patient now because they’ve been worried about their Fitbit heart rate reports. The Fitbit is an amazing bit of kit that can constantly monitor your heart rate. It’s worn on the wrist and is a step up from the older chest strap monitors that are widely used in sport, mainly becauseContinue reading “Fitbit – curse or cure?”

High blood pressure – just got higher?

So the big news this week is that the American Heart Association has just released new guidelines. What does that have to do with us? Well the UK and European guidelines all look at the same research studies and no doubt they will be updated soon. The new guidelines define high blood pressure as greaterContinue reading “High blood pressure – just got higher?”