How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer - Types of blood pressure monitors

February 10, 2011

  • How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer
  • Types of blood pressure monitors

The most famous sphygmomanometers

Omron Hem 711 AC, manufactured by Omron Health Management Software, is considered one of the most accurate blood pressure monitors on the market today. Special IntelliSense technology can detect diastolic (minimum) blood pressure and systolic (maximum) blood pressure. Easy to use, sphygmomanometer Omron Hem 711 AC provides 5-year warranty.

The second most popular is considered Tonometer Omron Hem 790 IT. The measured pressure readings can be downloaded to your computer and on the basis of data to build a chart that will show changes in blood pressure. Tonometer Omron Hem 790 IT provides special Comfit cuff with a convenient fixing.

Panasonic EW 122S - tonometer for measuring blood pressure with a system of color display that makes easier to recognize a category of pressure. Red indicates the maximum blood pressure and the yellow - the stage of pre-hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences  Hypertension - dangerous consequences
 , Green - normal levels of pressure.

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   home recommended by medical associations around the world: regularly measuring the pressure with tonometer, patients suffering from hypertension, help control the disease.

 Types of blood pressure monitors | How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer

Carpal sphygmomanometers

Many physicians, relying on standard blood pressure, the cuff is secured on the shoulder, note that the wrist blood pressure measurement less accurate, since the fixing of the cuff on the wrist device performance may vary depending on the movements of the subject or changes in body temperature.

 Types of blood pressure monitors | How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer

Digital wrist blood pressure monitors

Typically, wrist blood pressure monitors are a bracelet with a large digital display, which shows the performance of the measured pressure. The bracelet is attached to the wrist and blood pressure and heart rate are displayed on the display device are automatically saved in the memory tonometer. Carpal tonometers much easier to use than standard tonometer - they can be worn on the arm like a normal watch.

 Types of blood pressure monitors | How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer

How to use the carpal tonometer

  • Bracelet tonometer must be carefully mounted on the wrist up display, positioned so that between the base of the palm and the lower edge of the band remained distance 0, 5-1 cm.
  • Bracelet tonometer must completely cover the wrist.
  • To ensure measurement accuracy, make sure that the bracelet carefully secured.
  • When measuring the pressure necessary to take a comfortable position.
  • Before measuring the pressure necessary to make 5-6 deep breaths, and then restore normal breathing.
  • It is important when measuring pressure not to strain your muscles and maintain a good posture.

 Types of blood pressure monitors | How to measure blood pressure at home - choose a tonometer

How accurate wrist blood pressure monitors?

Carpal sphygmomanometers guarantee the accuracy of blood pressure measurement only, if properly use them. American Heart Association recommends using standard tonometer for measuring blood pressure with a cuff, fastened at the shoulder, because the accuracy of these devices is easier to check than the accuracy of wrist blood pressure monitors.

Carpal sphygmomanometers are very sensitive to the position of the body - in order to get the most accurate results when measuring the pressure with tonometer such, the hand and the wrist should be positioned at the heart level.

The results of blood pressure measurements obtained using a wrist sphygmomanometer, usually higher and less accurate than the results obtained with a standard tonometer. This is due to the difference in width of the artery in the arm and an artery under the skin.

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Symptoms of angina: angina pectoris - Violations

November 5, 2014

  • Symptoms of angina: angina pectoris
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What disorders can cause pain in your chest?

Chest pain - is the main symptom of angina pectoris, but it can also be caused by a number of other diseases. Some are less dangerous than angina, while others require immediate treatment. The most common of these disorders.

  • Myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Violation of the blood flow to the heart in the case of myocardial infarction leads to the death of heart muscle tissue, and if left untreated can cause death. Typically, a heart attack is more severe pain than angina, but sometimes it happens and even mild to moderate, and the patient can call an ambulance until several hours after the onset of an attack, when they see that the pain does not pass after taking nitroglycerin or after the holiday. Chest pain during a heart attack may be accompanied by profuse sweating, nausea and weakness. Independently distinguish angina symptoms from heart attack patient can not afford, so when the pain in the chest, especially if it occurred for the first time, or if it is unusually strong, as soon as possible to seek the help of specialists.
  • Myocarditis. In addition to chest pain, myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle can cause symptoms such as fever, weakness and shortness of breath.
  • Pericarditis - an inflammatory disease of the pericardium, sometimes causing pain similar to that which happens during an attack of angina. However, most patients with an acute pericarditis, continued for a long time pain in the neck and left shoulder, which is not characteristic of angina pectoris; moreover, this pain may be aggravated by inhalation, ingestion, and also when the patient lies on his back.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a disorder in which there is a thickening of the walls of the ventricles of the heart. As a result, the heart has to work harder, and symptoms such as chest pain Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases  Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases
 , Nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath.
  • Mitral valve prolapse. In this disorder, the heart valve is not closed completely, and part of the blood, rather than to enter the aorta is returned to the atrium. The symptoms of mitral valve prolapse may be chest pain, palpitations of the heart, dizziness. Quite often, however, there are mild forms of the disease, which do not cause any symptoms.
  • Stratification of coronary artery disease. It is a rare disorder in which the wall of the coronary artery ruptures. It can cause a sharp pain in the chest, which is given to the neck, back and stomach. Stratification of coronary artery disease - a deadly disease that requires immediate treatment.
  • Pleurisy - one of the lung disease, the symptoms of which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of angina attack Angina - oxygen deficiency  Angina - oxygen deficiency
 . Generally chest pain while violation occurs with frequent and deep breathing, coughing and sneezing, but it can appear without the impact of these factors.
  • Pneumonia, or pneumonia, can also lead to severe pain in the chest. It is rarely mistaken for a symptom of angina because it is usually accompanied by symptoms of pneumonia such as fever, chills, coughing. However, some patients pneumonia Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes  Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes
   It is mild, causing only pain in the chest (usually mild to moderate), and persistent cough.
  • Pulmonary embolism. This disorder occurs when a blood clot to the lungs and blocks where one of the blood vessels. Symptoms of pulmonary embolism, in addition to severe pain in the chest, may be shortness of breath, rapid pulse, fever.
  • Pneumothorax. So is the state in which the pleural cavity air enters. The reason for this often becomes a chest injury. Chest pain when pneumothorax is enhanced when a person inhales; except that patients tend to lower blood pressure, which can cause weakness, headache, and a number of other features.
  • Pulmonary hypertension - a disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which could result in chest pain, dry cough Dry cough - whether to worry about it?  Dry cough - whether to worry about it?
 , Fatigue, fainting.
  • Asthma causes wheezing, coughing, wheezing, and sometimes chest pain.

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