New Cuffless Monitor Proven More Accurate Than Traditional Blood Pressure Monitors
It Prevents “White Coat Hypertension” And Can Also Be Used In A Challenging Environment
Blood pressure is usually measured with inflatable cuffs. However, a new cuffless device has proven more accurate than traditional monitors. They use a technology called PPG (photoplethysmography-based monitoring). Compared with a cuff-based monitor, it does not require the patient to remain stable and detects blood pressure changes with more accuracy. It also allows taking measures at home, or outside the doctor’s office, preventing “white coat hypertension”. This occurs when the patient is stressed when visiting the doctor, which provides an irregularly high blood pressure reading. The alternative is having a blood pressure monitor at home, which is also cuff-based. However, the cuffless PPG device can perform measures in challenging environments. It can also replace portable diagnostic devices that require blood pressure monitor for 24 hours. More Information click here.