The usage of automatic blood pressure monitors has increased a lot within the last decade. These days BP monitoring devices are being used both at home and in hospitals to observe heart health and prescribe the right medication to patients.  Even though these devices are very convenient and easy to use, the most important thing before using these devices is to check if the devices are clinically validated blood pressure monitors or not. Without ensuring this essential factor the device should not be used, especially for 24-hour hypertension observation and clinical use. Any ignorance in choosing a valid clinical blood pressure monitor could lead the patient to death or severe physical disability.

Why are clinically validated blood pressure monitors needed?

Blood pressure monitoring is a common practice when patients visit hospitals or healthcare organizations for any kind of health issue. Whether you are visiting for a simple health check-up or any kind of big health problem, doctors will perform a BP test to ensure that you are not suffering from high blood pressure or low blood pressure. The reason behind this practice is to ensure that you don’t have any chance of cardiovascular diseases in the future. In addition to that, many health problems are also caused by blood pressure, and often, it has been seen that different medicines could affect temporary BP rising or falling. Hence, it needs to be ensured by the doctors so you won’t get sicker if you are suffering from any kind of BP-related disease. It results in a chain reaction if your blood pressure assessment is not correct, and there are many cases reported of serious health conditions or heart attacks because of wrong medications caused by high or low blood pressure. And all these can be caused by two reasons, either the patients make any mistake during or before the assessment process or the monitor is not validated to measure blood pressure accurately. Therefore, choosing a clinically approved blood pressure monitor should be the first priority for big and small hospitals and healthcare providers’ offices.

Usage of ambulatory blood pressure monitors in hospitals

How clinically accurate they are?

We can divide the usage of blood pressure monitors into two groups, BP monitors for home use and BP monitors for clinical use. Today, we’ll dive deep into clinical BP monitor validation. All the clinical blood pressure monitors are being used either for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or normal BP checkups.

Fortunately, most of the ABPMs are being used for 24-hour hypertension analysis and other clinical BP monitors are usually validated by different heart and hypertension organizations. As it is mandatory according to the guidelines of different heart associations all over the world.

How do you know if a blood pressure monitor is validated?

To check whether your BPM is validated by well-known organizations or not, you can easily do it by looking at the device’s detailed manual and you will find the types of validation that the device has gone through.

There are other ways too, you can also re-assure the authenticity of the validation certificate by checking those organizations’ websites mentioned by the manufacturer. There are a number of well-known hypertension and heart-care-related organizations that completely devoted themselves to research about how to keep people hypertension free and what should be guidelines they need to follow to stay away from any cardiovascular problems. Organizations such as the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), International Society of Hypertension (ISH), World Hypertension League (WHL), and American Heart Association (AHA) are very famous for the validation of different types of BP monitors. If anyone wants to check the validation status, they can easily visit these organizations’ websites and check. There is another organization named STRIDE BP that is also very useful to check the validation of any BP monitors. STRIDE BP is a joint initiative with ESH, ISH, and WHL.

How clinically accurate HINGMED digital BP monitors are?

As an emerging medical device manufacturing company, HINGMED has developed quite a good variety of blood pressure monitors for both home and clinical use. There are two types of blood pressure monitoring devices for clinical usage. The 1st one is the “Clinical Automatic Desktop BP Monitor; DBP-01P” for normal BP check-ups in hospitals and the 2nd one is the “24-hour Ambulatory BP Monitor; WBP-02A” for 24- or 48-hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Along with the clinical validations from organizations like ESH, Stride BP, CE, ISO and etc., these devices have a lot of remarkable features that make these devices unique in their own way.

To begin with “Clinical Automatic Desktop BP Monitor; DBP-01P” is a perfect desktop BP monitor for normal BP measurement. Its strong anti-interference technology and ergonomic design allow the device to measure BP accurately of any body-height person. Patients can seat comfortably and within a moment it will finish the measurement and print out the result. It is also validated with ISO 81060:2018.

Secondly, the “24-hour Ambulatory BP Monitor; WBP-02A” is one of its kind. The device is completely wearable and there is no external tube compared to other traditional ABPMs. With anti-interference and motion tolerance technology, the device can provide accurate results in any ambulatory state and the result can be analyzed with different comparable indexes for a better understanding of heart health. Along with ISO & CE certifications HINGMED WBP-02A is also validated by ESH and Stride BP.

Though BP monitors are very essential tools, in some small hospitals and healthcare providers’ places doctors are still using either aneroid BP monitors or those monitors that are not clinically validated. Hence, doctors and other healthcare providers should ensure a clinically validated BP monitor in order to protect patients’ heart health.