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American Heart Association Announces Debut of Health Management Tool on Microsoft HealthVault
Date:10/4/2007

Tool will allow consumers to manage blood pressure and track other health

data online

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association has launched Blood Pressure Management Center, an online health management tool that was built on HealthVault, Microsoft Corp.'s newly launched consumer health platform. Blood Pressure Management Center will allow consumers to track their health information online to help better manage their risk for heart disease and stroke, with an initial emphasis on managing high blood pressure. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans and is one of the major risk factors for both heart disease and stroke.

"The American Heart Association has long been a source of information for consumers and patients looking to prevent heart disease and stroke or manage an existing cardiovascular condition," said Dan Jones, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. "By building Blood Pressure Management Center on Microsoft HealthVault, our life-saving message will have an even broader reach, and consumers will have access to an online tool that can help them manage their health day-to-day and share this information with providers."

Blood Pressure Management Center offers consumers an easy, secure way to track important health data -- at no cost. Consumers can enter daily blood pressure readings and track the management of their condition over time. They can also enter the amount of physical activity they are doing, track their weight, enter updates on how they feel each day, review their readings through easy-to-read graphs and get additional health- related information via links to the American Heart Association Web site.

Consumers can print their personal reports and take this information to their physician or even log in and access the tool while at the physician's office. They can also allow a family member who is helping manage their care access to thei
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