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Market forecasters say sales of blood pressure monitors
are expected to continue to rise over the next few years.
SunTech's product lines include 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor
devices, BP monitors for stress testing systems, and BP cuffs.
Tom Grant, Director of Marketing, Welch Allyn, Inc.: "A problem with the traditional blood pressure monitor
has been that it is relatively delicate.
The upper arm blood pressure monitor
and wrist blood pressure monitor
, which allow you to measure your systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as your heart rate.
Blood Pressure Monitor- Simply slip on the cuff, turn on the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
and the Health Mate app will automatically launch.Following a brief set of instructions, you are ready to take your blood pressure.
"Home blood pressure monitors
are a reasonable alternative to ABPM, but this still would not give an idea of average nighttime readings," Dr.
If you need more frequent monitoring, your doctor may recommend a home blood pressure monitor
. Choose one that measures blood pressure in your upper arm, not the wrist or finger, and have the device calibrated periodically with the monitor at your physician's office.
Last year a well-known French home health care maker, Visiomed International, entered the United States market with three products: the TensioFlash blood pressure monitor
, which audibly guides the user with verbal instructions; ThermoFlash, the most popular no-contact thermometer in Europe and Asia; and EasyScan, a multilingual ear thermometer that takes readings within one second.
Or you can buy a home monitor from your chemist - Lloydspharmacy is currently selling its fully automatic blood pressure monitor
for pounds 15.
The study, published in the February 2006 issue of the journal Hypertension, suggests that adjustments in dosing of blood pressure medications for older patients with hypertension should not be made during hot weather without first assessing nighttime blood pressure using a small portable blood pressure monitor
(ambulatory monitoring), even if daytime readings during hot weather are within normal ranges.
Q i have high blood pressure and have been considering buying a blood pressure monitor
, but wonder if they are any good, and if the information they give me will be useful in my treatment?