TensioDay Plus ABPM (Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring)

TensioDay Plus (ABPM)

TensioDay Plus is a revolutionary new technology in the field of ABPM. With the invasively validated method it can additionally measure the central systolic blood pressure beyond the traditional parameters of a blood pressure measurement. By this outstanding feature the diurnal changes in the peripheral and central, aortic blood pressure can be measured simultaneously, which has basic importance in the assessment of the action of different antihypertensive drugs. This device's operation is based on the recording of the suprasystolic brachial artery signals to determine the central systolic blood pressure.

  • Traditionally measured parameters:
  1. SYS - Brachial systolic blood pressure(mmHg) 
  2. DIA - Brachial diastolic blood pressure(mmHg)
  3. HR - Heart Rate(beat/min)
  4. MAP - Mean Arterial Pressure(mmHg)
  5. PP - Pulse pressure
  • Additional parameters:
  1. SBPao - central systolic blood pressure (mmHg) is physiologically lower that the peripheral (brachial) blood pressure. Increased central (aortic) blood pressure causes as increased cardiac after load and a pressure load on the central vessels (coronary arteries, carotid arteries and the aorta)
  2. PPao - Aortic pulse pressure

According to scientific evidence, the central BP is better than the conventional brachial BP regarding target organ damages and later developing cardiovascular events. 

Interestingly, the central BP can be higher than the brachial if the aortic wall is more stiffened than the brachial one. A recent study showed that in this case the atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are more frequent.

Moreover, The central BP is more informative than the brachial BP in the management of hypertension, because the applied drugs are acting differently on the peripheral and central BP.

Example for Better Understanding

Normal brachial BP was measured on the patient. However, expanding the evaluation with central blood pressure higher aortic pressure value was found, referring to increased central pressure load, which can lead to left ventricle hypertension, vascular hypertrophy and can trigger plaque formation.

This is an example to demonstrate why should all of the routine brachial BP measurement be expanded with the central systolic blood pressure measurement. In the demonstrated case (Check the picture) the brachial SBP was in normal range (138 mmHg upper arrow), while the central SBP was abnormally elevated (144,9 mmHg lower arrow), exceeding the brachial pressure and referring to increased central pressure load, which can lead to LVH, vascular hypertrophy and calcification.

TensioDay Plus (ABPM)
TensioDay Plus - ABPM.pdf
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TensioDay Plus Device User Manual
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