Measurement of hypertension
Several instruments can measure blood pressure quickly and painlessly. The blood pressure meter is usually used. It consists of a soft rubber bladder, a rubber balloon connected to it (to inflate the bladder) and a scale that displays the pressure reading of the bladder. The scale can be composed of a dial or a glass column filled with mercury. Blood pressure is expressed in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) because the first instrument to measure blood pressure uses mercury. These instruments will be a bit cumbersome to use, but now we can monitor blood pressure through smart watches with blood pressure monitoring functions. It is understood that the mid-to-high-end smart watches on the market can generally monitor blood pressure, and the monitored data is not bad compared to medical devices, and it is faster and even more accurate.
Types of hypertension
1. Pseudo-hypertension means that the measured blood pressure is high but the actual blood pressure is not high. This situation can occur in people with very stiff arterial walls (in most cases, elderly people). If the arteries in the upper arm are so stiff that they cannot be fully compressed by the cuff, blood pressure cannot be accurately measured.
2. Occult hypertension means that the blood pressure measurement is normal but the actual blood pressure is high. As many as 10% of hypertensive patients have occult hypertension. Unless blood pressure is measured at home or it is suspected that high blood pressure is causing complications (such as heart failure), it is almost impossible to detect this type of high blood pressure.
Once hypertension is diagnosed, its effects on vital organs, especially blood vessels, heart, brain, eyes, and kidneys should be evaluated. Doctors should also look for the cause of hypertension. In order to find the cause of hypertension, relevant examinations are required. The number and types of relevant examinations vary from person to person. Generally speaking, routine examinations suitable for all hypertensive patients include medical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood tests (including hematocrit [ratio of red blood cells to total blood volume], blood potassium levels, blood sodium levels, Renal function test) and urine test
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is usually done to determine whether the heart has changed, especially whether the heart muscle is thickened (hypertrophy) or whether the heart is enlarged. If the doctor suspects that the heart is enlarged, he may perform an echocardiogram.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a quick, simple, and painless examination that amplifies and records the electrical impulses produced by the heart. This record, also known as an electrocardiogram (also known as ECG), can provide information about the following
1. Which part of the heart triggers each heartbeat (pace point, called sinus node) 2. The nerve conduction pathway of the heart 3. Heart rate and rhythm
Sometimes an electrocardiogram can show that the heart is enlarged (usually caused by high blood pressure) or that the heart is not getting enough oxygen because a branch of the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply the heart) is blocked.
At the same time, abnormal heart rhythms and insufficient blood supply to the myocardium may appear transiently or unpredictably. In order to find such problems, doctors may use continuous dynamic electrocardiogram, which can continuously record the electrical activity of the heart without affecting the subject's daily normal activities.
After years of technical precipitation, Veepoo launched Watch RIG, a wearable device that focuses on health monitoring in early 2021. This product is equipped with many health functions mainly based on ECG monitoring. The ECG monitoring function is combined with the Lorentz heart health analysis method. , Can fully track the heart health status.
The ECG function of Veepo Watch RIG can track and record 13 kinds of heart diseases, and analyze the heart health status based on the ECG formed by the tracking. These data will be stored as a report in the form of a text, which can be directly provided to the doctor when visiting a doctor.
The ECG monitoring technology of high-end smart watches has been quite mature, such as Apple, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, Huami, Samsung, veepoo and other products have been able to achieve accurate data compared with medical devices.