HDO Blood Pressure Equipment

Blood pressure measurement is important in animals. It can be indicative of other systemic problems such as hyperthyroidism in cats, kidney disease in both dogs and cats, as well as heart disease. Blood pressure measurement can be both costly and time consuming, therefore, it is not performed on a routine basis. High Definition Oscillometry makes it practical and affordable.

Elevated blood pressure should be measured in:
  • Older senior or geriatric patients
Patients normally have elevated blood pressure with these diseases:
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vision problems in cats

Too high pressure leads to end organ damage

Form of Hypertension  SAD  DAD
 Risk for End/Target Organ Damage 
 Mild elevated BP  >150  >95   Low risk 
 Moderate elevated BP  >160  >100  Increased risk
 Severe elevated BP  >180  >120  Severe risk

Systolic Pressures below 80 mmHg can be dangerous to the individual 

  • Anesthesia
  • Heart deriving influences on CO 
  • Trauma
  • Poisoning
  • Bleeding
  • Drug related
  • Diabetic coma
  • Stage II and III of shock in general, also stage I in cardiogenic shock

Pressures below 80mmHg and above 160 mmHg are the main focus when measuring blood pressure.

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