One of the most important measurements to take on a patient is their blood pressure. Even the most rudimentary visits result in a nurse or doctor taking blood pressure readings using a blood pressure cuff. It has been discovered that normal brachial blood pressure readings are not the most accurate ways to detect hypertension and heart failure. Central aortic blood pressure readings, however, are taken from the blood vessels leading directly to one’s heart, brain, and kidneys giving a more direct reading. I propose an adhesive sensor, or a necklace that would be applied to a person’s neck over their carotid artery which would monitor a patient’s aortic blood pressure and heart rate 24 hours a day, and send the information via Bluetooth to the patient’s phone and to a doctor or nurse for evaluation. This would help detect any early signs of heart failure due to normal deterioration or external stressors.
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