The Right Blood Pressure Monitor and Your Choice

The blood pressure monitors are measuring devices for patients who wish to monitor their blood pressure at home. The acquisition of such a utensil allows regular and repetitive measurements to be carried out. On a daily basis, this allows its user to draw up a history of the evolution of his blood pressure, something totally impracticable by the attending physician.

Studies have also shown that blood pressure measurement is often incorrect when taken in a doctor’s office. There are several reasons for this. The patient is frequently subject to increased stress in the waiting room. The time constraint can also cause him anxiety, as can road traffic to get to the meeting place, etc. The patient is therefore abnormally hypertensive when subjected to professional measurement of his blood pressure. It is therefore recommended to monitor its voltage at regular intervals and under so-called “normal” conditions, so that the general representation of the voltage is reliable. You can choose this medical equipment now.

An electronic blood pressure monitor or its mechanical equivalent: which one to prefer?

The mechanical densitometer, also qualified as “traditional” or “manual”, has the disadvantage of requiring an initiation prior to its use.

Indeed, the patient who handles it plays in a way the role of doctor. It follows that he must be able to determine and hear the first and the last heartbeat (and therefore have perfect hearing), etc. The second constraint of the manual blood pressure monitor is of a sound nature: the patient must be in an environment free from any noise in order to be able to take his blood pressure correctly.

The use of a mechanical tensiometer is therefore more tedious than that of an electronic model. The latter, also called digital blood pressure monitor has the advantage of being fully automatic. The patient only has to push a button, wait one minute to one and a half minutes, and he gets the exact measurement of his blood pressure and the number of heartbeats.

Humeral or radial: choose the best model of blood pressure monitor

The blood pressure to place the arm or blood pressure cuff to the humeral is considered more reliable by medical professionals that blood pressure to fix the wrist. The model to be applied to the arm is less sensitive to external disturbances such as tremors in the patient liable to distort the result. Opting for an arm blood pressure monitor therefore reduces the risk of error when taking measurements.

For exact results, use a “clinically validated” blood pressure monitor

Clinically validated measuring devices, such as the brand sphygmomanometers on sale in Belgium, guarantee accurate results.


The designation “clinically validated” means that the sphygmomanometers have undergone quality tests carried out by independent organizations. Choosing a clinically validated blood pressure monitor is therefore a guarantee of quality and reliability.

Note also that in addition to clinical validation, blood pressure monitors are guaranteed for five years. It is the only range on the Belgian market to offer a five-year guarantee. By way of comparison, blood pressure monitors produced by Belgian competitors are covered by a warranty ranging from two to three years.