“Highly Inaccurate” BP Readings

Most of us love smartphone apps! Yet, Instant Blood Pressure, which has sold over 148,000 copies was carefully evaluated for accuracy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Researchers found it significantly underestimated those with high blood pressure and overestimated those with lower readings. Almost 80% of hypertensives were falsely reassured their BP was normal.

PositiveTip: Evaluate carefully what you purchase and be cautious in believing everything an app reports to you.