22 Oct Blood Pressure Monitors: Manual or Automatic?
Blood pressure is the pressure that is exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels. The height of the pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the resistance of the arteries. It also provides important information about your health. Measuring it regularly is therefore one of the simplest and most effective ways of looking after your health. Measuring your blood pressure with a blood pressure instrument gives you the foundation for a long, healthy life, and it is a simple procedure that you can do at home.
Patient Focus empowers prevention and has amazing blood pressure monitors to help you monitor your health. We have manual and automatic ranges for you to choose from.
Manual Blood Pressure Monitors
Manual meters are used by trained practitioners and a stethoscope is generally required for auscultation. While it is possible to obtain a basic reading through palpation alone, this only yields the systolic pressure.
- Mercury sphygmomanometers are considered the gold standard. They show blood pressure by affecting the height of a column of mercury, which does not require recalibration. Because of their accuracy, they are often used in clinical trials of drugs and in clinical evaluations of high-risk patients, including pregnant women.
- Aneroid blood pressure monitors (mechanical types with a dial) are in common use; they may require calibration checks, unlike mercury manometers. Aneroid sphygmomanometers are considered safer than mercury sphygmomanometers, although inexpensive ones are less accurate.
Our mechanical blood pressure monitors from boso stand for highest precision and reliability. Every manometer is safe against overpressure and equipped with a non-corrosive mechanism, that absorbs even shocks of dropping the instrument.
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Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors
Automatic meters employ oscillometric measurements and electronic calculations rather than auscultation. They may use manual or automatic inflation, but both types are electronic, easy to operate without training, and can be used in noisy environments. They measure systolic and diastolic pressures by oscillometric detection, employing either deformable membranes that are measured using differential capacitance, or differential piezoresistance, and they include a microprocessor.
Our digital blood pressure monitors enables a comfortable and accurate upper arm blood pressure measurements at home.
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