Home Monitoring for Atrial Fibrillation Using a Microlife Blood Pressure Monitor
This study assess the accuracy of a blood pressure monitor designed to detect atrial fibrillation. Subjects use the blood pressure monitor on a daily basis for 30 days and compare the readings to an ECG done at the same time.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Microlife blood pressure monitor with AF detection (Microlife AFIB MLU3MQ1)
Joseph Wiesel, MD medical office
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00861354
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.
The blood pressure in the VEINS. It is usually measured to assess the filling PRESSURE to the HEART VENTRICLE.
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
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