I'm researching who to let onto my generational ships. I have figured that certain pre-existig inheritable medical conditions should be screened out of who makes the cut or not, focusing on hypertension, hypotension and other similar blood disorders.
I have read about hypertension and hypotension. Both are important to treat but hypotension is much more so than most cases of hypertension.
Hypotension can cause syncope and shock. Hypertension can cause many more things but usually it is chronic. Hypotension is more acute.
I figured that if all the people that go onto the generation ship have a blood pressure in the normal range and the generation ship has artificial gravity among other things to make it a more earth-like environment, that there will be enough hypertension and hypotension as is without adding people with an already abnormal blood pressure.
And going from earth's atmosphere to space, even with artificial gravity that will prevent sickness and muscle weakness from weightlessness could be enough external force to change blood pressure. Most likely hypertension would result from external force but in some people it might actually cause hypotension.
A CNAP monitor might want to be put on every human so that blood pressure can be monitored all the time from their 18th birthday onward(childhood hypertension is rare, even among those that are overweight or obese, I certainly have never had hypertension except possibly when I have been stressed out, even when my weight was at its peak).
And hypertension in a child would likely be symptomatic. In fact if a child had chronic hypertension, I bet the child would have syncope or seizures. Adult hypertension is often asymptomatic for a long time. And I would think that vasculitities such as Kawasaki disease would be the most common cause of childhood hypertension.
So there is no practical reason to have a blood pressure monitor on a child unless the child does have a type of vasculitis or other common cause of childhood hypertension. For adults though, knowing if the hypertension is sporadic(so like stressed out or sudden increase in heart rate for some other reason) or long lasting(so hypertensive at rest for example) is super important so continuous blood pressure monitoring is practical for adults.
A) Hypertension or hypotension restrict people from boarding the generation ship regardless of its cause
B) Those with vasculitis, bleeding, or other treatable blood pressure abnormalities be allowed, while those with more permanent abnormalities such as obesity (risk factor for hypertension) or pregnancy (risk factor for both really but especially hypotension) would not be allowed?