Hypertension is known as the silent killer of health. It may slowly damage patients' body for years before the symptoms appear. Millions of patients are diagnosed with hypertension every year. The risk of uncontrolled hypertension includes stroke, heart failure, other heart problems, kidney disease, vision loss, sexual dysfunction, and an increased risk of serious illness due to COVID-19.
Traditionally, blood pressure measurements are only taken in clinics. Typically, during each visit, the healthcare provider uses a blood pressure monitor to measure before the visit begins. Patients may feel very anxious about everything that happens in reality, which may lead to the so-called white coat syndrome. While sometimes the opposite may happen. Some calm and comfortable environments may cause the patient's blood pressure lower than the normal level for the rest of the day.
The best way is to have the patient take measurements at home using a remote cuff blood pressure monitor and ask them to write in a book which they can carry during the visit. This method is an improvement of office measurement. What doctors really need is real-time analysis of patients' blood pressure. Transtek's remote cuff blood pressure monitor TeleCuff Gen 1 can provide enough data to observe the general trend. The doctor hopes that the patient's blood pressure can be kept within the normal range day after day through appropriate technology to reduce the harmful effects of hypertension. This is why remote patient monitoring and nursing coaches with remote cuff blood pressure monitor such as TeleCuff Gen 1 can play a key role in taking care of patients and improving their outcomes.
The remote cuff blood pressure monitor TeleCuff Gen 1 uses 4G technology to connect the T-Mobile or AT&T's cellular network and has a built-in cellular SIM card. The application programming interface (API) can be used to integrate with the RPM health platform and hospital management system. The distinctive characteristic of remote blood pressure monitoring device TeleCuff Gen 1 are cellular connectivity which covers AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States and major operators in Europe, unlimited M2M data plan, built-in safe whitelist network, and only trusted endpoints are allowed. The remote cuff blood pressure monitor TeleCuff Gen 1 can be operated with one button, which means that it can automatically upload data without additional operation. So elderly patients are no longer bothered by smartphones and other technologies connected to machines. The accuracy of TeleCuff Gen 1 has been verified by the clinic in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse measurement, and conforms to ISO 81060-2:2019 standard.