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Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) & Pulse Oximeters
Pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device for measuring arterial blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) level and pulse rate. Oximeters are used by people with breathing and heart problems, such as asthma and COPD.
Meaning of Blood Oxygen Saturation SpO2
Blood oxygen saturation level (SpO2) is a measure of the amount of oxygen carried in the blood. SpO2 is expressed as a percentage of the maximum amount oxygen that blood can carried.
How to Validate a Pulse Oximeter
When getting a pulse oximeter, follow these two steps to validate the oximeter. It is not as simple as most people think.
Pulse Oximeter as a Sleep Apnea Monitor
A full-blown sleep apnea study can be expensive and inconvenient. Nowadays with the advances in pulse oxymetry one can adopt a do it yourself attitude and test at home sleep apnea. It just takes a good overnight recording pulse oximeter and reading about the characteristics of an apnea episode. It is recommended that you use a pulse oximeter to do a preliminary study and with your results you can talk to your doctor to determine if a polysomnogram is required. In many cases, using the pulse oximeter is sufficient except for borderline cases.
How to Use an Ear Oximeter Probe
Using the ear clip pulse oximeter probe is not difficult, but tricky for some patients.
Understanding Heart Arrhythmia with your home ECG monitor
This article will give you a better understanding of what an ecg strip means and it shows you what to look for when analyzing results from a personal or hospital ecg / ekg. You will be able to see pictures and graphics of the most common conditions detected by an ecg machine. We show you from the normal sinus rhythm to the abnormal ecg strip examples like Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Premature beat, Bigeminy, Missed beats, and Ventricular arrest. This is a good starting point to familiarize yourself with some of the ecg terminology and diagnostics.
How to Buy Pulse Oximeter for Home Use
When buying a finger pulse oximeter, find out what your budget and needs are and then follow the table to make a choice..
Using Home ECG Monitor as a Poor Man's 12-LEAD EKG Machine
A home EKG machine, such as MD100A12, can only capture one signal at a time; however you can still obtain the 12-lead signals by taking measurements one at a time and positioning the electrodes accordingly.
Nighttime Blood Pressure Monitoring - Its Importance
Your nighttime blood pressure is as important as the daytime blood pressure. Research has shown that night blood pressure is a better predictor of future congestive heart failure.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring - New Hypertension Diagnosis Guideline
In UK, under the 2011 guideline, a doctor should not start medications on a patient based on clinical blood pressure alone, except in severe cases.
How to Use a Blood Pressure Monitor Correctly
Using an automatic blood pressure monitor is simple, but to get an accurate reading requires some precautions.
Why High Blood Pressure Is Dangerous
High blood pressure is dangerous. It can affect the functioning of all your internal organs, your brain and eyes.
Interpret Your Blood Pressure Readings - Systolic, Diastolic and Pulse Pressure
High blood pressure is dangerous and can lead to all kinds of health problems. Systolic, diatolic and pulse pressure are the three numbers that you have to pay attention to. In addition one should know these numbers throughout the day.
What Influence Your Blood Pressure
There are many physical factors (e.g. blood vessel, blood viscosity) that would affect one's blood pressure. Understand them and you would be in a better position to combat them.
Chronic Diseases (Diabetes, Kidney) & Nighttime Hypertension
Nighttime hypertension (non-dipper) for a diabetic increases significantly the risk of having cardiovascular and kidney. Many research report were published in the past 3-5 years related to this particular topic.