Published Date : July 10, 2019
In the past decade, technology overall has been evolving constantly especially in the field of medical science. Furthermore, it has led to the innovation of several electronic tools which are used for diagnosing and treating various numbers of disorders which were earlier very difficult. One such innovation is the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) device which is also termed as auscultator monitor. This device is used to continuously monitor your blood pressure levels at equal intervals of time (usually after every 15 to 20 minutes) while you are busy doing your day-to-day activity moving around. It records and keeps a track of the pressure levels for an entire 24 hours. This device uses a technique wherein a stethoscope reads the blood pressure levels together with a sphygmomanometer. It is an automated comprises of an inflatable arm cuff which can be adjusted to fit right in any size of the upper arm and is attached to an aneroid manometer.
Ambulatory BP monitors make use of cuff oscillometry method to identify diastolic, systolic, heart rate and mean blood pressure. ABPM devices render exact and valuable diagnostic data as compared to other blood pressure monitoring devices which are used at home or in hospitals. This device is of most value to record blood pressure values of different types of conditions associated with hypertension such as the following:
An assessment of whether the antihypertensive medication is altering the early morning BP upsurge
Globally, there is a rising demand for ABPM devices as they are the most precise than any other blood pressure monitoring devices. This market is gaining lucrative growth owing to the rise in the number of patients suffering from either high or low blood pressure all over the world.