A blood pressure monitors which is called the Sphygmomanometer is a device which is used in hospitals and in clinics to measure the pressure of the blood. There are two types of the blood pressure monitors, one is the analogue one and the second is the digital one. It is important to have this device at homes as well since the people who are blood pressure patients needs to constantly check the blood pressure. Not only this, but these patients need to maintain the log to keep track of the blood pressure so that their doctor could see the changings in their blood pressure.
What are the components of the blood pressure monitor?
A blood pressure monitor has the cuff which has the ability to inflate, with this a measuring unit is attached that is in case of the analogue blood pressure monitor is mercury manometer. The analogue blood pressure monitor provides more accurate readings with the help of the mercury height and it does not need to be calibrated again and again. Due to their accuracy and precision these are mostly used in the clinics and these are usually used by the trained and experienced staff members. Although digital blood pressure monitor is easy to use and therefore, almost everyone at home could use it. Usually a microprocessor is attached to this device and it not only measures the blood pressure but also measures the heart rate. The doctors do not suggest the digital blood pressure monitors for the patients suffering from the arrhythmia, pulsus because these conditions require the exact and accurate measurements of the blood pressure.
How to use it?
The cuff of the blood pressure monitor is wrapped around the upper arm and this must be at the same position and the height as the heart is. The human blood pressure is measured through the arm support when the human is seated and it is important the cuff of the blood pressure monitor is not too much tight because it will then result in increasing the pressure and must not be too much low because it could then decrease the pressure. The cuff must be of the right size for the patient. A stethoscope is attached to the analogue blood pressure monitor whereas the digital blood pressure inflates the cuff automatically and gives the reading on the digital scale. For using an analogue blood pressure monitor a person must be trained to read the readings and not only the readings but they need to manually release the pressure to check the range of the readings.