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Blood Pressure

Readings Unexpectedly High? 10 Factors that Affect Your Blood Pressure

Have you ever obtained a blood pressure reading that was higher than expected? Whether as a patient, or caregiver, the appearance of unusually high readings is not uncommon. Many people, including some health care professionals, don't realize just how volatile blood pressure can be. It is changing constantly, sometimes minute by minute, in response to both physical and psychological stimuli.

ADC Launches our Next Generation Diagnostic Station: The ADView 2

Every so often I pen a blog that is shamelessly self-promotional and this is one of those moments. I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest iteration of the category-changing Modular Diagnostic Station: the ADView 2. It’s an expandable, customizable, and amazingly affordable spot vital signs monitor for blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and SpO2.

Intro to Blood Pressure

Almost everyone knows that blood pressure is one of the most important measurements in medicine. Every time a patient visits a physician's office or hospital, blood pressure is one of the first vitals taken. Since blood pressure plays such a key role in maintaining overall health, we’ll review the basics of blood pressure and some of the terminology used in its measurement.

9 Essential Questions about Blood Pressure – Answered

Blood pressure is often the first metric tracked when a patient visits a physician’s office or hospital. But what makes blood pressure such a vital marker in one’s overall health picture? We’ve answered nine of your most common questions here.


Check the Calibration of Your Sphyg

Accurate measurement of blood pressure is critical to helping your patients achieve positive health outcomes. While technique plays an important role, good readings also rely on well maintained and properly calibrated equipment.

A Cuff by Any Other Name

One of the most important components of a blood pressure instrument is the cuff: the portion that wraps around the patient’s limb and occludes the artery. In automated NIBP, the cuff does double duty, not only imparting air pressure and occluding the artery, but also acting as the “sensor.” In other words, transmitting the vibrations that are the basis for automatic oscillometric measurement.

We Want to Hear from You

Good or bad, we want to hear from you. Whether you are an authorized ADC dealer selling our product or a medical professional or institution owning and using that product, we want your feedback. While some get defensive in the face of criticism, we believe you learn far more from your mistakes and criticism than you do from your successes and flowery compliments.

How ADC Celebrates Earth Day

Almost 50 years ago, the U.S. marked its first observance of Earth Day. The event focused on environmental education. In the decades since, supporters have worked to make Earth Day a day of awareness and action with a focus on long-term ecological sustainability. Here at ADC, our commitment to sustainable growth touches nearly every dimension of our day-to-day activities.