Digital Blood Pressure Monitors for Measurement on the Wrist & Upper Arm
Digital blood pressure monitors are especially popular with doctors due to the fact that they provide fully automatic blood pressure measurement within just a few seconds. The monitoring devices save valuable time and deliver precise results. Systolic and diastolic pressure are usually shown on an illuminated screen with the units of measurement in mmHg. Depending on the model, electronic blood pressure monitors can either be operated using batteries or a mains connection. You may purchase mobile or stationary blood pressure monitors for use in surgeries or hospitals, according to your needs.
Digital blood pressure monitors fall into one of two catagories: wrist blood pressure monitors or upper arm blood pressure monitors:
Digital Blood Pressure Monitors for Measurements on the Wrist
This type of monitor can be attached to the wrist and measures the patient's systolic and diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate fully automatically. In contrast to upper arm monitors, the cuff of the wrist blood pressure monitor is firmly attached to the device, thus cannot be replaced. The wrist monitor is small and light and is therefore ideal for mobile use. The wrist monitor is also very suitable for measuring blood pressure in the office. In fact, wrist blood pressure monitors are only designed for use in the home environment, for monitoring high blood pressure for example, and should not be used in doctors' surgeries and hospitals.
In order to ensure accurate blood pressure readings with wrist blood pressure monitors there are a few things you should keep in mind:
First of all, it is important to relax for 5 minutes before taking your blood pressure. It is best to sit quietly and calmly. Only then can you guarantee that the values provided by the the wrist monitor are accurate.
When putting on the cuff, make sure to maintain a distance of 1-2 finger widths to the wrist. If the cuff sits directly on the bone, the wrist blood pressure monitor will most likely give false blood pressure readings.
As with an upper arm blood pressure monitor, measurements with a wrist blood pressure monitor are taken exclusively on bare skin. Measurements taken over clothing are not reliable.
It is particularly important that blood pressure measurement is taken at mid heart level. The arm with the wrist blood pressure cuff must therefore be raised. Movements during measurement can lead to a falsification of the values. It is therefore optimal if the arm can be supported during measurement so that the wrist remains at heart level.
According to a report by the German Hypertension League, blood pressure monitors for the wrist perform much better in independent tests than is generally assumed. The measuring accuracy of good devices is comparable to that of upper arm blood pressure monitors, provided that the measurement was carried out correctly.
When buying a wrist blood pressure monitor, you should always make sure that you choose an independently tested device from a reputable manufacturer in order to obtain the most accurate measurement results possible.
Electronic Blood Pressure Monitors for the Upper Arm
Digital monitors for the upper arm are more frequently used in clinical settings. This is because they produce fewer measurement errors and the upper arm cuff can be interchanged based on arm circumference. This is especially important when the patient has a particularly thin or wide upper arm. Precise results can only be achieved with the proper sized cuff and positioning. Contrary to sphygmomanometers, electronic devices do not require the use of a stethoscope for blood pressure measurement.
Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
Blood Pressure Measurement via an App with Smart Blood Pressure Monitors
A smart blood pressure monitor can be paired with a mobile device via Bluetooth and offers many advantages compared to a conventional, digital blood pressure monitor. For example, the data determined with the blood pressure monitor can be stored on a smartphone in the form of a diary, meaning a handwritten blood pressure diary is no longer necessary. This not only saves valuable time, but also ensures comprehensive and complete documentation of blood pressure levels. Another advantage of using a smartphone-compatible blood pressure monitor lies in the numerous functions enabled by blood pressure apps. These are not only able to display the measured values in the form of lists, but can usually also display graphs, mean values and statistics. This makes it much easier to recognise and compare abnormalities.
With many blood pressure apps, the data collected with the smart blood pressure monitor can be forwarded. In this way, relatives or the attending physician can be informed about current blood pressure levels. With the help of this function, it is even possible to adjust blood pressure medication at short notice if the measured values deviate strongly from the target values.
With smartphone-based monitors, a distinction can be made between conventional blood pressure monitors that also offer the option of Bluetooth-based data transmission to a smartphone, and special (often mobile) blood pressure monitors in which both the control and the display functions are taken over by the smartphone.
At Praxisdienst you will find smartphone-based blood pressure monitors from Omron, Boso and Qardio at particularly favourable prices.
A Wide Range of Affordable Digital Blood Pressure Monitors
In the category of Digital Blood Pressure Monitors, we offer a large selection of high-quality, fully automatic blood pressure monitors and cuffs from name brand manufacturers, such as boso, Omron and Beurer. Many of the electronic wrist or upper arm blood pressure monitors have practical functions, such as memory storage for measured values, an average value display, arrhythmia recognition or automatic assessment of the collected blood pressure readings.
You are sure to find a digital blood pressure monitor to suit your needs at a great price from Praxisdienst. In addition to blood pressure monitors, we also stock an assortment of other diagnostic devices in our online shop.