BP Monitor

Digital blood pressure monitor

Traditionally, blood pressure has been monitored by using the analog device called the sphygmomanometer. Over a period of time especially in the last decade, the sphygmomanometer has given way to digital blood pressure monitoring devices. These devices are increasingly being used and accepted at doctor’s clinics and hospitals.

When you get your blood pressure monitored at a doctor’s clinic it is just one measurement taken during the day. It may not adequately reflect your true blood pressure since your blood pressure is liable to change during the day for various reasons. In order for your physician to check if you are suffering from blood pressure, a larger number of readings, spread throughout the day are required for a proper diagnosis. The physician in all likelihood will suggest that you monitor your blood pressure readings at home.

A Digital blood pressure monitoring device is automatic and allows a patient to conveniently measure blood pressure at home. Such devices help the patient to take part in the management of their own health. These devices are very convenient to use and are available in a wide variety of configurations, some f them which can even store your blood pressure readings over an extended period such as a week.

Let us look at the advantages of digital blood pressure monitors

They are simple and convenient to use and handle. Unlike a sphygmomanometer that require some amount of expertise to operate and use digital BP monitors are easy to use and operate.

Digital BP monitors are a reliable source of BP measurement.

The readings, both diastolic and systolic are presented in an easy to read fashion.

A few BP monitors can even store and print out the BP readings

Digital blood pressure monitors check the diastolic and systolic limits of the blood pressure and the pulse of the patient .The reliable and good monitors usually have clinically proven accuracy. In addition to this, they also have an in built memory function and an arrhythmia detection system. They work on batteries .The products available in the market usually provide a warranty period to the buyers. The most commonly observed working of such a device is given below:

The device is placed onto the bare arm of the patient. It can be either automatically or manually inflated. It deflates itself automatically to measure the actual blood pressure. The device also shows the pulse rate of the person.

Many people suffering from high BP use digital BP monitors as they can monitor their blood pressure at home, without having to visit the hospital or clinic daily.