The tonometer is a medical device, which by all meansMust be present in every home. The tonometer allows you to independently measure and monitor changes in blood pressure without visiting a medical facility and without recourse to a specialist.
Choose the most accurate and convenient blood pressure monitor among the huge variety of modern pressure measuring equipment available on the shelves.
For this you need to know about the most important features of this useful device.
Types of tonometers
There are several types of tonometers, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages.
Mechanical tonometer for measuring arterialPressure is a device equipped with a screen with a scale and an arrow and complemented by a special pear and pneumatic cuff. Measurement of pressure by a mechanical tonometer requires direct human participation at all stages of the process. The main advantages of the device are its low price and high accuracy in comparison with other types of tonometers.
Use of a mechanical tonometer for people with hearing impairment is not recommended due to the occurrence during the measurement of the complexity of capture determining upper and lower pressure tones.
Great popularity todayAutomatic tonometers, self-inflating cuff and outputting the result of measuring pressure and pulse to a special display. The undoubted advantage of such a device is the absence of a pear, and therefore the ability to perform pressure measurements without an assistant. In addition, most of the modern automatic tonometers on the shelves are equipped with such useful additional functions as the memory of the last 20-50 results, the display backlight, the beeping sound at the end of the measurement, and the possibility of using an adult and children's cuff.
Semiautomatic tonometers even produceMeasurement of pressure in an automatic mode and independently deduce its result on the display, in a design of them, as well as in a complete set of mechanical devices, the pear necessary for pumping air is included.
Miniature wrist tonometer isIdeal for people with an excessively large girth of the shoulder, as well as those who need a regular and accurate measurement of pressure not only at home, but also on vacation, on a trip or business trip.
The wrist blood pressure monitor is not recommended for elderly people, as well as for people suffering from any vascular disease and atherosclerosis.
Correct choice of a tonometer
Buy a tonometer better in pharmacies andSpecialized stores that sell medical equipment. When choosing a device, be sure to check the integrity of the package, the instructions in the Russian language with detailed information about the device manufacturer, advice on its use and storage, and the availability of a warranty card that will allow you to easily exchange or hand over a tonometer in the event of a malfunction or breakage.