Blood Pressure Monitors and Sphygmomanometers
Vital Medical Supplies stock a large range of patient monitoring devices including Blood Pressure Monitors and Sphygmomanometers which are essential diagnostic tools for any healthcare professional to be able to measure a patient’s blood pressure correctly.
We stock a range of digital blood pressure monitors as well as the traditional desk analogue sphygmomanometer.
Discover our reliable sphygmomanometers designed for accurate blood pressure measurement. With advanced technology and user-friendly features, our blood pressure monitoring products deliver precise readings, allowing for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of blood pressure levels.
Improve your monitoring experience with our selection of accessories for sphygmomanometers. Our range includes replacement cuffs, inflation bulbs, and valves that are specifically designed to enhance the performance and longevity of your blood pressure monitoring equipment.
Investing in a reliable blood pressure monitoring device is a wise decision for your health. With our range of accurate blood pressure monitors, you can take control of your health by monitoring your blood pressure regularly. Don't leave your well-being to chance. Choose Vital Medical Supplies and start prioritising your health today.
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For more information on blood pressure monitors and sphygmomanometers please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions on Blood Pressure Monitoring (FAQs)
How do I choose the right blood pressure monitor device for me?
Choosing the right blood pressure monitor device involves considering a few factors. Firstly, determine whether you need a device for home or professional use. Next, consider the type of blood pressure monitors, such as digital or manual, based on your preference and convenience. Additionally, ensure the device is validated for accuracy and comes with the appropriate cuff size for your arm circumference.
When is the best time to measure my blood pressure?
To obtain accurate blood pressure readings, it's recommended to measure your blood pressure at the same time each day. Ideally, measure it in the morning before eating or taking medications. Avoid measuring immediately after physical activity or stressful situations, as these can temporarily elevate your blood pressure.
How do I properly use a sphygmomanometer?
Using a sphygmomanometer requires a few steps for accurate results. First, ensure you are in a quiet and comfortable environment. Rest your arm on a flat surface with the palm facing up. Place the cuff around your upper arm, approximately an inch above the elbow. Position the stethoscope over the brachial artery, and inflate the cuff to a pressure above your expected systolic value. Gradually release the pressure while listening for the first sound (systolic) and the disappearance of the sound (diastolic).
What are the different cuff sizes available for blood pressure monitoring?
Cuffs come in various sizes to accommodate different arm circumferences. The most common cuff sizes are small, medium, and large. It's essential to select the appropriate cuff size that fits your arm snugly but not too tight. Using an ill-fitting cuff can lead to inaccurate blood pressure measurements. Refer to the product descriptions or consult with a healthcare professional to determine the correct cuff size for you.
How often should I monitor my blood pressure?
The frequency of blood pressure monitoring depends on your circumstances. For individuals with hypertension or other cardiovascular conditions, monitoring blood pressure regularly is crucial. Your healthcare provider can guide you on the recommended monitoring frequency based on your health status. In general, it is advisable to monitor your blood pressure at least once a week or as advised by your doctor.
How do sphygmomanometers work?
A sphygmomanometer is a device that measures blood pressure. It composes of an inflatable rubber cuff, which is wrapped around the arm.
When the cuff's pressure equals the arterial systolic pressure, blood begins to flow past the cuff, creating blood flow turbulence and audible sounds.
What does Oscillometric technology mean?
Oscillometric technology measures the vibration of your blood travelling through your arteries and converts the movement into digital readings.
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the amount of blood pumped by the heart in relation to size and condition of the arteries.
- It is measured by force of blood on the artery walls
- Measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg)
Factors affecting blood pressure:
- Volume of water in the body
- Salt content in the body
- Condition of the kidneys, nervous system and blood vessels (arteries and veins)
- Levels of various hormones in the body
what is normal blood pressure?
Normal blood pressure is impossible to precisely categorise.
- 120/80 is considered normal for healthy adults
- Systolic pressure 140mmHG or below
- Diastolic pressure 90 mmHG or below
What is blood pressure influenced by?
- Physical activity
- Environmental factors (temperature)
- Psychological factors (mood)
- Can vary between right and left arm
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