• LCD Sphygmomanometer without mercury Model: DXJ-210 (Dual use model) 1. (ttnet.net)
  • The instrument used for the test is called a sphygmomanometer (SFIG'mo-mah-NOM'eh-ter) and comprises the inflatable cuff and pressure gauge. (ei-resource.org)
  • There are four primary vital signs which are standard in most medical settings: Body temperature Heart rate or Pulse Respiratory rate Blood pressure The equipment needed is a thermometer, a sphygmomanometer, and a watch. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sumner worked as a geriatric care manager for 12 1/2 years, and she said the blood-pressure devices she took into homes were operated by an air pressure-type device called an aneroid. (ourmidland.com)
  • A person with a history of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, or other cardiac issues should regularly see their doctor for blood pressure checks. (opa.org.uk)
  • Our study, along with others, such as SPRINT and HOPE, positions cardiac risk and coronary artery calcium as helpful ways to determine if a given patient would either benefit from more intensive blood pressure control or do just fine with a more traditional blood pressure target. (eurekalert.org)
  • At the beginning of the study, investigators measured their blood pressure and performed a cardiac CT scan to determine coronary artery calcium scores. (eurekalert.org)
  • Conventionally, coronary artery calcium scores have informed physicians' decisions of whether to put a patient on statins, but the researchers say they haven't been evaluated before for their potential ability to determine blood pressure treatment. (eurekalert.org)
  • The original device and the device used to a great extent today is a cloth-enclosed rubber band which encircles the arm, from which two hollow rubber tubes lead, one going to a bulb and the other to a box containing a column of mercury with a reservoir in the bottom. (hindustanlink.com)
  • When the bulb has been compressed the column of mercury has risen in the glass tube, and as it descends upon releasing the valve, observation is made at the point the mercury has reached when the first sounds are heard. (hindustanlink.com)
  • Another device frequently used now is a dial instead of the column of mercury. (hindustanlink.com)
  • But to secure both blood pressures they physician now uses the stethoscope, which is placed just below the bend of the elbow on the fore-arm. (hindustanlink.com)
  • If blood pressure falls too low, it can cause people to feel dizzy or light-headed and, in extreme cases, can compromise blood flow to the organs. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In essence, the blood flow to the nerves is limited, leaving the nerves without blood flow, and they get damaged or die as a result (a term known as ischemia). (lovinglifewithdiabetes.com)
  • Mr. Brown seems stable, but his BP is being maintained by two potent vasopressors at doses that may actually compromise blood flow and tissue oxygenation. (lww.com)