Automated Blood Pressure Devices Can Reduce White-Coat Effect In Physician's Office

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The measurement of blood pressure in the physician’s office is subject to a number of observer errors and also to the “white-coat effect.” Automatic devices that measure blood pressure without a human observer in the room can eliminate many of these problems.

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BpTRU Blood Pressure Monitor

The BpTRU Blood Pressure Monitor can greatly reduce the white-coat effect.

For some patients, blood pressure measurements taken in a physician’s office may not correctly characterize their typical blood pressure. In up to 25% of patients evaluated in the physician office, blood pressure measurements were higher than their typical blood pressure. White coat hypertension (WCH) can result from anxiety related to an examination by a health care professional. The misdiagnosis of hypertension for these patients can result in needless and possibly harmful medication. White coat hypertension can be reduced (but not eliminated) with automated blood pressure measurements over 15 to 20 minutes in a quiet part of the office or clinic.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are two types of high blood pressure.

Primary (essential) hypertension:

For most adults, there's no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called essential hypertension or primary hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years.

Secondary hypertension:

Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. Various conditions and medications can lead to secondary hypertension, including:

  •     Kidney problems
  •     Adrenal gland tumors
  •     Certain defects in blood vessels you're born with (congenital)
  •     Certain medications, such as birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs
  •     Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines

According to an article published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, “…the BpTRU blood pressure monitor has enjoyed greater clinical acceptance, since it can take up to five blood pressure readings at intervals of 1 to 5 minutes, and calculates the mean of all five readings, taken with the patient resting comfortably in a quiet room without a clinician present.”

About BpTRU:

The BpTRU line of Blood Pressure Monitors is recommended by the Canadian, American British and European Hypertension societies. BpTRU is the gold standard for office blood pressure measurement devices. The development of the BpTRU products was guided by physicians who understand the significance of accurate blood pressure reading for the control of hypertension. A diagnosis of hypertension can affect a patient for the rest of their lives. BpTRU’s objective is to ensure the highest level of quality in manufacturing while focusing on the scientific and medical purpose of our product and the markets it serves.

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