Omron Healthcare, Inc., American Heart Association Partner to Improve Hypertension Treatment Three-year partnership plans to boost treatment diagnosis and awareness among healthcare providers

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare today announced support for the American Heart Association's broad-based healthcare awareness campaign that will educate providers on hypertension treatment recommendations, including home blood pressure monitoring and best practices for integrating this into their standard of care.  The campaign will reinforce the latest guidelines about hypertension treatment and home blood pressure monitoring as directed and approved by the American Heart Association.

The goal of the campaign is to reach 50,000 healthcare providers by 2013 with the necessary online tools and resources to empower patients, enhance patient/provider communication and improve patient outcomes. The American Heart Association Toolkit is made possible with funding from Omron Healthcare.

"Omron Healthcare is proud to support the American Heart Association and its educational initiatives," said Robert Kondraske, Omron Healthcare Chief Operating Officer. "Hypertension affects one out of three Americans and is known to be a silent killer. By providing valuable clinical and educational resources to primary healthcare providers, we are taking positive steps to improve patient quality and longevity of life."

About Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Omron Healthcare, Inc., located in Bannockburn, IL, is the North and South American sales and marketing office of Omron Healthcare Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. With more than 100 million monitors sold worldwide to date, Omron Healthcare Group was the first to introduce manual and digital blood pressure monitors into the home healthcare market. Omron Healthcare offers innovative products and medical devices for use in sites ranging from hospitals to the home in the blood pressure monitoring, fitness diagnostics, thermometry, and respiratory categories. Omron Healthcare markets clinically proven products that provide accurate health information to consumers and physicians and support positive lifestyle changes and health improvement. For more information, visit www.omronhealthcare.com.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.

SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.



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