Wenatchee, Washington, People with certain health conditions must be very clever for not controlling their blood pressure to rise or fall. Well, control and blood pressure can now be found more easily, because you can only do so using the phone.
To measure blood pressure, your doctor or health care workers usually use tensimeter or monitor blood pressure (BP monitor). But researchers are now exploring the potential of mobile telephony systems (mobile phone) to be used as a means of remote monitoring blood pressure for patients to do it at home.
The researchers are developing a mobile phone into a tool that can automatically read the patient’s blood pressure at home. These blood pressure readings will then be sent wirelessly via radio signals from monitoring equipment that is equipped with Blue-tooth technology. With this tool, doctors can also monitor the development of online blood pressure patients.
special phone is programmed to transmit blood pressure readings will receive an appropriate reply, which appeared immediately on the phone screen.
“Telemonitoring or remotely controlling blood pressure can provide information about the patient’s condition before the development of regular consultations with doctors,” explained Dr Peter Rutherford, medical director at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center in Wenatchee, Washington, as reported by HealthDay, Thursday (18 / 11 / 2010) .
According to Dr. Rutherford, this technology also could help doctors identify patients who have early symptoms of serious diseases associated with blood pressure, which may require acute care such as hospitalization.
“This technology provides a valuable service,” said Dr. Alexander G. Logan, of the University of Toronto, who discussed the experimental monitoring system at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago. In the preliminary study, Dr.
Logan and his colleagues have found that after using this phone-based devices for 1 year, patients with uncontrolled systolic hypertension can dramatically improve the ability to control blood pressure.
Dr Logan also said more than a third of patients (37 percent) who use the phone system can get blood pressure under control, compared with 14.2 percent of patients using only standard equipment.
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