Omron Healthcare BV presented its “Perspective on
hypertension and its awareness in South Africa” to the nation’s key opinion
leaders in the field of cardiovascular research and diseases prevention.
In an on-going mission to raise awareness about hypertension, the
organisation, along with Professor Woodiwiss (Head of Molecular and Cellular
Laboratory and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics
Research Unit) and Professor Vash Mungal-Sing (CEO of Heart and Stroke
Foundation South Africa Head of South African Hypertension Society and Head of
Neprology and Hypertension UCT) presented different aspects about the disease,
as well as prevention techniques.
“We are pleased to be able to share our knowledge and work together with
professionals in the field of cardiovascular research towards raising awareness
about hypertension,” says Andrévan Gils, CEO of Omron Healthcare BV. “We hope to
be able to contribute to the well-being of South African citizens by providing
both expertise and the means for home blood pressure monitoring.”
Profession Woodiwiss, specialist in the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease,
such as heart failure, discussed the developments in hypertension and blood
pressure measurement. Additionally, Professor Vash Mungal-Sing highlighted the
recent legislative changes in South Africa regarding salt consumption and its
relation to high blood pressure.
“In order to continue encouraging people to proactively take control of their
own health, we believe it is crucial to listen to local leaders in the medical
field so that we can learn how to best cater to the health needs of the
environment we are in,” says van Gils.