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How to buy the best Blood Pressure monitor to use at home?

By lucato9871 at 8 days ago • 0 collector • 15 pageviews

Doctors have now been forced to develop a new type of blood pressure checker that fits around the wrist.

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Medics say so many patients are now so overweight they cannot use the traditional device designed to go around the upper arm.

Studies show a quarter of the adult population in Britain is obese, making the nation one of the fattest in the United States and the world.

The crisis has even led to the NHS spending thousands of pounds on super-sized fridges to store obese corpses, reinforced beds, bigger wheelchairs, and wider corridors.

Blood pressure Monitor gauges typically work by doctors tightening an inflatable band around the patient’s upper arm, which cuts off blood flow. 

As this is released, blood starts flowing again and can be detected by an automatic sensor or listened to by a doctor with a stethoscope.

But soaring obesity rates mean many patients’ arms are too wide to fit into Blood Pressure Monitor or too fatty for monitors to accurately measure the blood flow.

To combat the problem, a new device called the RS7 Intelli IT, specifically for obese patients, will be launched later this year in the UK.

The device, made by health electronics manufacturer AccuraPulse, uses a strap around the wrist to automatically monitor blood pressure.

It includes an LED positioning sensor which flashes if it is not in the correct position on the arm to avoid inaccurate readings.

The device, which will go on sale in the autumn, also links to an app, which patients can use to monitor their blood pressure and heartbeat.

Researchers at The Cardiovascular Institute, Paris, France, studied the RS7 Intelli IT to ensure it would give accurate results on the wrist.

Professor Roland Asmar, its medical director, and colleagues monitored 33 patients whose arm circumference was 13 inches (32cm) or more.

They found patients were able to use the device at home to get results as accurate as those measured by a doctor in a clinic. 


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