If you are told you have high blood pressure, you may be asked to monitor and lower your blood pressure.
But measuring your blood pressure over time can be boring, often involving cumbersome machines, time-sensitive schedules, and even catheters inserted into arteries.
New microtechnologies could change all that.
No needles, no squeezing, no intrusion.
Basically, all you need to do to measure your blood pressure is remember to wear a wristband.
High blood pressure itself isn't scary, but it's a predictor of overall heart health.
It's important to be aware of this when your heart health is at stake.
High blood pressure puts you at risk for a range of cardiovascular diseases, from heart attack to stroke.
Globally, hypertension kills an estimated 7.5 million people each year, or 12.8 percent of all deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
For some people, the risk of cardiovascular disease doubles due to high blood pressure.