Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is used in sleep studies and to establish 24 hour blood pressure profiles

Applications - Sleep disorder research

Sleep disorder research

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is used in sleep studies and to establish 24 hour blood pressure profiles. Standard ABPM devices measure blood pressure on set intervals (e.g. each 15-30 minutes) only. With Finapres devices short and long term hemodynamic changes will become visible on a beat-to-beat basis. Finapres devices measure beat-to-beat blood pressure not losing any information between intermittent measurements when using standard ABPM devices.

The Finapres devices are widely preferred in comparison to arterial lines for patient comfort and to avoid possible infections. The Finapres devices allow patients to sleep comfortably throughout the night. The dual cuff system makes it possible to switch between fingers on set intervals permitting long continuous measurements.

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