Is PreCardix® Right for You?

PreCardix® can play a crucial role in the prevention and management of elevated blood pressure. This guide will help you feel empowered about your cardiovascular health and to understand if and when PreCardix® is right for you.

By Liza Klassen |Last updated October 26, 2020

Interpreting your blood pressure readings | Hypertension Intervention | Healthcare Practitioner Information

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is vital for long term health and wellbeing. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the leading cause of preventable early death globally. It’s preventable because hypertension, once diagnosed, can be treated. Prompt, effective treatment reduces the risk of having a
cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.

PreCardix® can naturally lower blood pressure safely and effectively, without serious side effects. Clinical research found that 89% of adults with mild-moderately elevated blood pressure experienced a statistically significant reduction in 8 weeks of treatment or less. The blood pressure-lowering effect seen in study participants ranged from 0 to 38 mmHg for systolic blood pressure (the upper reading) and 0 to 28.7 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure (the lower reading).

Health care practitioners may recommend PreCardix® for adults interested in prevention, as well as those with mild-moderately elevated blood pressure. Always consult with your health care practitioner before starting PreCardix® to confirm it is the right treatment for you.

The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and Hypertension Canada categorize blood pressure as follows:

Healthy Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Blood pressure ≤120/80 mmHg falls within the low-risk group and is considered a healthy blood pressure. Blood pressure levels that fall within 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg are considered moderate risk, commonly known as pre-hypertension.

The first-line treatment for patients who fall within both the low risk and moderate risk category is lifestyle modification. Hypertension Canada suggests specific physical
activity, weight and sodium intake goals along with smoking cessation and other
dietary changes as necessary lifestyle modifications.

These healthy behaviours are critical at all hypertension stages but can be the sole intervention for low-risk and moderate-risk adults.

For this group, PreCardix® may act as a catalyst for positive change and provide extra insurance for those with other risk factors such as age or genetics. Combining PreCardix® with recommended lifestyle changes may help prevent or delay elevated blood pressure or hypertension drug introduction.

If you have a family history of hypertension but do not have high blood pressure, PreCardix® could be an option for you. PreCardix® does not cause hypotension (low blood pressure).

Mild-Moderate Hypertension (Stage 1)

Hypertension Canada recommends lifestyle modifications for at least one month before introducing medication to control stage 1 hypertension. Each previously noted lifestyle change can positively affect blood pressure, so start by adding a brisk
twenty-minute walk or fruits and vegetables to your meals.

Clinical research found that PreCardix® significantly reduces blood pressure in eight weeks or less in 89% of mild-moderately hypertensive adults. Results were comparable to commonly used ACE-inhibiting drugs. Including PreCardix® at this stage is an
excellent way to improve blood pressure while integrating new healthier habits
into your daily routine.

Record your blood pressure weekly to ensure you meet your blood pressure goals on the PreCardix® Blood Pressure Tracking app.

Hypertension (Stage 2)

The diagnosis of stage 2 hypertension (≥160/100 mmHg) results in introducing antihypertensive medication and lifestyle modifications since this blood pressure level is considered high risk.

PreCardix® may be an appropriate solution for those who are avoiding anti-hypertensive medications due to side-effects, only on the advice and under the supervision of a health care practitioner*.

It is critical for patients with stage 2 hypertension to consult with a health care practitioner and develop a treatment plan. Unmanaged hypertension is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. It is essential to act quickly, measure, and monitor blood pressure regularly if your blood pressure is in this range.

Information for your Health Care Practitioner

Please share the PreCardix® product monograph with your health care practitioner if you are considering PreCardix® for your hypertension treatment plan.

The monograph provides detailed product and safety information, including a list of conditions (such as shellfish allergy) that are not compatible with the use of PreCardix.

*Always consult with your healthcare professional before making a change to your hypertension treatment plan. PreCardix® is not a cure for hypertension. PreCardix® should be taken daily as prescribed on the label to maintain its effect. Many factors influence blood pressure health; therefore, it is critical to measure blood pressure using a Hypertension Canada approved device regularly. Track your blood pressure using the PreCardix Tracking App. Know the warning signs of heart attack or stroke.

Do not take PreCardix® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have renal
artery stenosis, history of angioneurotic edema or shellfish allergy.

Please read our detailed Consumer Guidelines for additional important information.