Medwave, Inc. reports that its latest study, published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, has compared readings taken with Medwave’s Vasotrac non-invasive blood pressure monitor against the “gold standard” intra-arterial catheter and a traditional blood pressure cuff, and “… showed that Medwave’s Vasotrac monitor provided advantages over both.”
The company explains:
— Using a patented method of measuring radial artery waveforms, the Vasotrac system calculates accurate systolic, diastolic and mean pressures. Accurate, continual, and non-invasive, the Vasotrac is the most advanced clinical solution to blood pressure monitoring.
— After positioning the wrist sensor, just one keystroke is required to begin measuring arterial blood pressure. There are no complicated set-up or calibration requirements. The initial measurement and waveform are displayed in approximately 15 seconds, with continual updates four to six times a minute.
— Patients experience minimal sensation while wearing the wrist sensor. Operation is very smooth and quiet. The wrist sensor fits patients with wrist size from 11 – 22 cm, can be worn on either wrist, and is completely latex-free.