With the development of science and technology and the improvement of people’s living standards in our country, various electronic blood pressure monitor is gradually entering people’s lives. Wrist-type electronic blood pressure monitor is favoured by more and more users due to their small size and convenient use.
The electronic blood pressure monitors can allow patients to measure their blood pressure at home many times without the help of medical staff and others, thereby avoiding the “white coat effect”. It can enable us to more accurately understand blood pressure changes under various conditions and grasp all The antihypertensive effect of taking drugs in order to adjust the medication time more accurately.
At present, Europe has gradually replaced the traditional mercury column sphygmomanometer with an electronic blood pressure monitor. WHO (World Health Organization) has also recognized that qualified electronic blood pressure monitor can be used as a tool for family self-testing of blood pressure. But if it is used improperly, its accuracy will deviate greatly. In addition to the influence of the patient’s psychology and seasons, special attention should be paid to the following points.
Wrist type electronic blood pressure monitor is not suitable for patients with blood circulation disorders.
Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and other diseases will accelerate arteriosclerosis, which will cause peripheral circulatory disorders in patients. The blood pressure of the wrist of these patients is very different from the blood pressure of the upper arm. These patients and adults are best to choose the upper arm electronic blood pressure monitor.
The height of the cuff should be at the same height as the position of the heart
when the measuring position is 10cm higher than the height of the heart, the blood pressure value will decrease by 8mmHg and the hose of the cuff should be placed at the ocular arterial beat point. The bottom of the cuff should be 1-2cm higher than the elbow. At the same time, the elasticity of the cuff roll should be able to insert a finger easily. Because too loose or too tight will make the blood pressure measurement lower. (Too tight will make blood flow poor, and too loose will make the blood vibration not completely transmitted to the cuff, and blood pressure will also be lower.)