Microlife has worked closely with hypertension specialists and primary care physicians to develop devices and solutions that integrate easily and effectively into today’s primary care practices.

The mission of Microlife WatchBP is the advancement of hypertension diagnosis, treatment and long-term monitoring. To this end, Microlife collaborated with primary physicians to develop a set of blood pressure measurement protocols that can help primary care practices collect more comprehensive blood pressure measurement data, resulting in more accurate hypertension diagnoses and producing better patient outcomes.

 



Easing the implementation of ESH and AHA guidelines

Implementing new blood pressure measurement protocols as recommended by the European Society for Hypertension (ESH) and American Heart Association (AHA) can be a challenge for busy primary care practices. Microlife has embedded these recommendations into each of three WatchBP blood pressure measurement devices. By automating many of the steps required as part of the recommendations, WatchBP devices reduce the additional time burden attributable to additional measurements and subsequent data averaging.

Protocols for in-office and out-of-office measurement data collection

Microlife has developed protocols for the collection and combination of both in-office and out-of-office blood pressure measurements. The process, developed in conjunction with key opinion leaders in the field of  hypertension, helps contribute to an advancing of the hypertension diagnosis process (see right column for more information).

Hypertensive patient classification for advanced diagnosis and treatment

Analysis of patient BPM data collected with WatchBP office (in-office) and Watch BP O3 (out-of-office) helps physicians diagnose patients as having either normotension, sustained hypertension, masked hypertension, or white coat hypertension. With this information, physicians can tailor treatment to the unique needs of each hypertension class, leading to higher hypertension control rates and better patient outcomes.




Reference

European Society of Hypertension :

European Society of Hypertension recommendations for conventional,ambulatory and home blood pressure measurement

Eoin O'Brien, Roland Asmar, Lawrie Beilin, Yutaka Imai, Jean-Michel Mallion, Giuseppe Mancia, Thomas Mengden, Martin Myers, Paul Padfield, Paolo Palatini, Gianfranco Parati, Thomas Pickering, Josep Redon,
Jan Staessen, George Stergiou and Paolo Verdecchia, on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring

Journal of Hypertension 2003, 21:821¡V848
download: www.bhsoc.org



European Society of Hypertension :

Practice guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension for clinic, ambulatory and self blood pressure measurement

Eoin O’Brien, Roland Asmar, Lawrie Beilin, Yutaka Imai, Giuseppe Mancia, Thomas Mengden, Martin Myers, Paul Padfield, Paolo Palatini, Gianfranco Parati, Thomas Pickering, Josep Redon, Jan Staessen, George Stergiou and Paolo Verdecchia on behalf of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring

Journal of Hypertension 2005, 23:697–701
download: http://www.jhypertension.com/



The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Society of Hypertension (ESH):

Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: The Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

 

Giuseppe Mancia, Co-Chairpersona (Italy), Guy De Backer, Co-Chairpersonb (Belgium), Anna Dominiczakc (UK), Renata Cifkovad (Czech Republic), Robert Fagarde (Belgium), Giuseppe Germanof (Italy), Guido Grassig (Italy), Anthony M. Heagertyh (UK), Sverre E. Kjeldseni (Norway), Stephane Laurentj (France), Krzysztof Narkiewiczk (Poland), Luis Ruilopel (Spain), Andrzej Rynkiewiczm
(Poland), Roland E. Schmiedern (Germany), Harry A.J. Struijker Boudiero (Netherlands), Alberto Zanchettip (Italy)

European Heart Journal 2007, 28, 1462 - 1536
download: http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org



European Society of Hypertension :

European Society of Hypertension guidelines for blood pressure monitoring at home: a summary report of the Second International Consensus Conference on Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

 

Gianfranco Paratia, George S. Stergioub, Roland Asmarc, Grzegorz Biloa, Peter de Leeuwd, Yutaka Imaie, Kazuomi Kariof, Empar Lurbeg, Athanasios Manolish, Thomas Mengdeni, Eoin O’Brienj, Takayoshi Ohkubok, Paul Padfieldl, Paolo Palatinim, Thomas Pickeringn, Josep Redono, Miriam Reveraa, Luis M. Ruilopep, Andrew Shennanq, Jan A. Staessenr, Andras Tislers, Bernard Waebert, Alberto Zanchettiu and Giuseppe Manciav, on behalf of the ESH Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring

Journal of Hypertension 2008, 26:1505–1530
download: http://www.jhypertension.com/