Microlife reports that its new blood pressure monitors are able to detect cardiac arrhythmias:
Microlife USA today announced the launch of its new upper arm blood pressure monitor (model BP-3BTO-AP), the first home blood pressure monitor to detect the appearance irregular heartbeat and notify the user of the irregularity with a warning signal and special icon. The monitor, an FDA cleared device, will be launched at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Orlando March 6 – 9. Until now, technologies have not been able to differentiate between measurement artifacts (such as muscular movement) and the incident of irregular heartbeat.
“This technology marks a breakthrough in blood pressure measurement,” said James R. Mault, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for Microlife USA. “With this level of technology, patients can easily monitor for an irregular heartbeat while they monitor their blood pressure and the device will store the data on the episodes automatically so that they can share them with their doctor. The doctor can intervene, if necessary, and often treat conditions early in their course, possibly preventing long term damage to the heart.”
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