A new blood pressure monitor the CASPro has been created by a research team in Singapore and the UK that has been hailed by experts as a scientific breakthrough that could revolutionise the way blood pressure is measured.
The newly developed CASPro blood pressure monitor makes it easier to measure a patient’s femoral artery (in the leg) to the aorta. The aorta is the body’s largest artery that extends out from the heart and is a key indicator of stroke and heart disease risk. Normaly measurements are taken using a catheter up a patient’s femoral artery (in the leg) to the aorta. The new monitor is both noninvasive, and mobile providing much quicker and more accurate results.
The device, says HealthSTATS CEO and Chairman Dr. Choon Meng Ting explains that the new blood pressure monitor:
“will empower doctors and their patients to monitor their central aortic systolic pressure easily, even in their homes, and modify the course of treatment for BP-related ailments. Pharmaceutical companies can also use CASP devices for clinical trials and drug therapy. All these will ultimately bring about more cost savings for patients, reduce the incidences of stroke and heart attacks, and save more lives.”
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