Hypertension is diagnosed if the patient's systolic blood pressure is over 140 mmHg or his diastolic blood pressure is over 90 mmHg. In most cases there is no obvious cause of elevated blood pressure, therefore 90 percent of hypertension is diagnosed as essential or primary hypertension.
However, some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney problems, certain defects in blood vessels, ceratin medications or pregnancy. This type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension.
The 24 hour ABPM technique can provide help in identifying both conditions. Latest studies show that the 24 hour ABPM is an excellent tool for assessing diabetes cardiovascular risks. Researchers suggest that a 24 hour ABPM should be applied to patients with Type 2 diabetes who have a high risk for developing cardiovascular complications.
The 24 hour ABPM gives information over and above office BPs and 24 hour ABPM monitoring should be performed in every high-risk Type 2 diabetic patient – the Journal of Hypertension suggests.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases worldwide, and it results from the body's inability to respond properly to the action of insulin produced by the pancreas.
According to the findings of the latest Rio de Janeiro Type 2 Diabetes Cohort Study involving 565 people with Type 2 diabetes the use of 24 hour ABPM monitors can be justified in every high-risk Type 2 diabetic individual to improve cardiovascular risk stratification and to achieve blood pressure goals during anythypertensive treatment.
Meditech 24 hour ABPM is an excellent tool for the diagnosis and control of hypertension. The unique product features include step deflation and the double valve technique. both making the ABPM-05 monitor extremely accurate and reliable. For more information, please contact Meditech.
New CardioVisions 1.19.0 software for managing Holter BP and ECG monitors is already available. Quick installation and high accuracy is guarrantied.
CardioVisions is a complex, versatile and highly accurate software for programming Meditech Holter BP monitors, Holter ECG devices, ECG event recorders and the combination of Holter BP and ECG monitors.
CardioVisions Holter BP and ECG Software Benefits in Version 1.19.0
1. Quick Installation and Easy-to-Use Software
Not only Meditech Holter BP monitors, but also ECG Holters, ECG event recorders and combined Holter BP and ECG monitors are available without time-consuming device registration process from CardioVisions 1.19.0, both in Personal and in Network Edition.
The new feature is available after updating the Holter BP and ECG software. The latest 1.19.0 version is available from the corporate website: www.meditech.eu.
2. Improved Data Storage
Both Holter BP and ECG examinations are stored in seperate files within the software database, which makes easy data restore after any failure due to unexpected PC damage or any power interruption possible. Improved database, more safety is available in CardioVisions Holter BP and ECG software from version 1.19.0.
3. Improved Noise Filter in Holter ECG Analysis
The improved noise filter during Holter ECG analysis provides better accuracy. You can decide whether you want the Holter software to ignore all possible noisy ECG recordings or whether you want to see even possible noisy ECG recordings to check and edit them manually for the best results and accurate analysis.
The new user-friendly CardioVisions 1.19.0 Holter BP and ECG software is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Swedish.
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According to a study has been presented lately at the Canadian Stroke Congress, elevated blood pressure in pregnant women may significantly improve a woman's risk of stroke.
The systematic review conducted by Dr. Aravind Ganesh, a neurology resident at the University of Calgary, Nena Sarna, medical student and Dr Rahul Mehta (internal medicine resident) found consistent evidence that women with elevated blood pressure during pregnancy are at higher risk of stroke, loss of brain functions due to shortage of blood supply to the brain, particularly if they had pre-eclampsia, a medical condition where high blood pressure is combined with significant amounts of protein in the urine in pregnant women. The elevated risk of stroke could be even 40 per cent.
Hypertension is the most common medical problem during pregnancy , affecting 2-3 per cent of all pregnant women. Shortage of oxygen to the placenta or early delivery are among the most frequent risk factors.
Therefore, the continuous monitoring of the women with high blood pressure during pregnancy is utmost important to prevent stroke in the future – as hypertension is the most significant risk factor for stroke.
Although women are closely monitored throughout pregnancy for blood pressure changes, but there are currently no specific recommendations regarding stroke-related screening or preventive measures.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is the perfect way for the diagnosis and control of hypertension during pregnancy as well. ABPM gives more information about the patient's hypertensive condition, as blood pressure is recorded more precisely, away from the medical environment over a 24 hour period even at night-time.
Meditech ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a simple but perfect solution for 24 hour blood pressure monitoring. Unique product features includes double-valve technology and stepwise deflation technique, all facilitates safety, accuracy and better patient comfort.
Elevated blood pressure rarely has any symptoms but may lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure, therefore, its early detection is quite important.
Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery-walls. During each blood pressure reading, there are two numbers to be noted:
1. Systolic Blood Pressure
Systolic blood pressure is the highest blood pressure reading and it is recorded when the heart pumps.
2. Diastolic Blood Pressure
Diastolic blood pressure is the lowest blood pressure reading and it is recorded when the heart is at rest.
When should blood pressure be considered as abnormal?
Blood pressure reading can be chategorized into several groups. Mostly the following definitions are used:
If your blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, it is considered to be normal.
If your blood pressure is between 120-139/80-89 mmHg.
If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mmHg, you are considered to be hypertensive.
4. Stage I. Hypertension
If your blood pressure is between 140-159/90-99 mmHg.
5. Stage II. Hypertension
If you blood pressure is reaches or it is above 160/100 mmHg.
Why early detection is vital?
The higher your blood pressure is, the harder your heart is working to pump blood through your body. High blood pressure is also called to silent killer, as it rarely has any symptoms. But its early detection is vital, because late diagnosis and treatment may lead to stroke (brain damage), kidney failure, peripheral artery disease and hypertensive retinopathy or even blindness.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitor - the most effective tool for early detection
Most visits to the doctor include a blood pressure reading, but one-time blood pressure reading is often misleading. The ambulatory blood pressure monitor provides more information than conventional office blood pressure meters as it records blood pressure up to 24 hours, even at night, as a result of which comprehensive blood pressure statistics and proper diagnosis can be developed.
Meditech ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is the perfect tool for the diagnosis and control of your hypertension. Quality at competitive price.
Waterproof or water-resistant design is being demanded increasingly in medical technology nowadays, because Holter devices – included ambulatory blood pressure monitors – are worn over a 24 hour period.
New Feature in ABPM-05 Blood Pressure Monitor
Meditech ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor has been successfully tested for vertically falling water drops and it was found to be in conformity with the European Standard 'EN 60529:1991'. ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is rated IP22, so it is protected against insertion of fingers and will not be damaged or become unsafe during a specified test in which it is exposed to vertically or nearly vertically dripping water.
About the Test
Meditech ABPM-05 monitor has been tested according to the Electrical & Mechanical Safety standard, the relevant particular standard and the Electromagnetic Compatibility standard as well. Within this scope, the monitor has been subjected to the International Protection (IP) test, which describes liquid ingress protection, and received degree '22'.
The aim of the IP test is to provide more information for the users on terms such as waterproof or water-resistance. Therefore the test classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against the intrusion of solid object (first digit) and water (second digit).
- Is ABPM-05 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Waterproof?
ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is not waterproof, but it is water resistant in a certain way, according to the standard. If the monitor is worn within normal conditions in its carrying case fixed to the patient's belt, it will operate normally even in mild, rainy weather conditions.
- How to Use ABPM-05 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor from this Time on?
ABPM-05 ambulatory blood pressure monitor shall not be immersed in water or any cleaning fluid. It should be protected from spills or splashes from this time on as well.
- Can the Patient Shower with ABPM-05 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor?
The monitor cannot be used underwater, nor it is waterproof.
- How to Prevent Ingress of Water?
Use your ambulatory blood pressure monitor in its carrying case (pouch), as it was tested for water ingress in its carrying case as well.
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