A modern Digital Blood Pressure Monitor has more capabilities than earlier models. Some of the latest models include the detection of an irregular heartbeat rate, which may lead to a stroke if left untreated.
“The new device is a blood pressure monitor which automatically detects pulse irregularity whilst it records blood pressure in the traditional way – using a cuff which fits around the upper arm. If the pulse rate is above a certain threshold then atrial fibrillation is likely to be present and an atrial fibrillation icon is displayed on a small unit which records the reading. Those with suspected atrial fibrillation should then have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in line with other NICE guidelines….”
If you are thinking about buying a Digital Blood Pressure Monitor, it may be worth spending a little more money to get extra features that will detect more possible health problems.