The Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor


April 15, 2007

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April 16, 2007 Taking one’s blood pressure can clearly tell you a lot about your health, but not nearly as much as SunTech Medical’s Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABP) monitor. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s blood pressure profile with BP variability, overnight dipping and morning surge that in-clinic and home BP monitoring cannot provide.

The unit has just received an A/A rating based upon the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol as reported in the April 2007 issue of Blood Pressure Monitoring (Goodwin et al., 2007).

The independent evaluation was conducted in the United Kingdom by researchers at James Cook University Hospital. Results showed the Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor received an A grade for both systolic and diastolic pressures.

The Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is clinically validated to all three internationally recognized standards: British Hypertension Society (BHS) (A/A), European Society of Hypertension (ESH) International Protocol, and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) SP10. The lightweight design of the Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor combined with the comfort of SunTech’s patented Orbit blood pressure cuff dramatically increase patient testing compliance. The included AccuWin Pro V3 software allows flexible programming of the ABP unit, rapid analysis of the data, and a customizable printed report. The automated interpretive summary provides concise and helpful information on BP averages, overnight dip percentage, and instances of White-coat syndrome.

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