Blood Pressure Monitors (ABPM)
Numed Healthcare supply a range of 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors (ABPM), cuffs and accessories. Our monitors are suitable for prolonged use by patients for the effective monitoring of blood pressure.
One of our best-selling ABPMs is the IEM Mobil-O-Graph 24 Hour ABPM. It is fully integrated with the leading NHS clinical systems from EMIS, TPP and Vision, making it another popular choice. This ABPM is perfect for monitoring blood pressure for up to 48 hours and has achieved the highest possible A/A grade for accuracy from the British Hypertension Society.
Alongside our wide range of highly effective accurate Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors, we stock a variety of accessories. We supply everything from home cuffs and power adaptors, right through to disposable sleeves and USB download cables.
- What causes high blood pressure?
We don’t know exactly what can cause high blood pressure in a person. Some factors are out of a patient’s control such as; age, family history and ethnicity.
However, there are some lifestyle factors that can increase your risk:
- Eating too much salt
- Not eating enough vegetables and fruit
- Drinking too much alcohol
- You are overweight
According to the NHS, for 1 in 20 patients, high blood pressure is due to an underlying condition or some medication.
Some conditions that could lead to high blood pressure include:
- Kidney disease
- Hormone problems
- Long-term kidney infections
- What is considered a normal blood pressure?
Generally, normal blood pressure is between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
- What is considered high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is generally 140/90mmHg or above.
- What is considered low blood pressure?
Low blood pressure is generally 90/60mmHg or below.
- What is the ABPM test?
ABPM stands for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. This is when blood pressure is measured for usually up to 24-48 hours; the patient is moving around and going about their normal daily activities during monitoring. A digital blood pressure monitor is attached to a belt around the patient’s waist, and this is connected to a cuff around the upper arm.
Monitoring a patient’s blood pressure during their everyday routine gives a more accurate blood pressure profile free from distortion created by white coat hypertension.