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SunTech Medical recently released a new logo and overall brand refresh. Nothing about this change will impact the high level of service that we strive to provide each and every customer. However, we are sure there are questions about this rebrand and we wanted to help answer them. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions that aren’t answered here.

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Why Does the Cuff Have to Be at Heart Level?

Dog-with-paw-at-hear-level For accurate BP readings, the cuff can be placed on the limb on a dog if the limb is elevated.


Have you heard the requirement for blood pressure (BP) readings that the cuff must be at the same height as the patient’s heart? You may already be aware that this is necessary for all oscillometric monitors to get the most accurate readings possible.

But why is this necessary for accuracy? 

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Walking for a Cause: SunTech Medical & the AHA's Heart Walk

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SunTech’s mission or Massive Transformational Purpose (MTP) is:

Saving & extending lives by enabling the world to know their vascular health

 

It is really exciting when we get the chance to support other organizations who share a similar mission, such as the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association funds more cardiovascular and stroke research than any U.S. organization except the federal government. Some of the activities that the AHA funds include:

  • Public Health Education, including helping people identify the warning signs for heart attacks and strokes
  • Research seeking new discoveries related to causes, prevention, and treatment of heart disease and stroke
  • Professional Education & Training
  • Community Service focused on detection of cardiovascular and stroke-related problems
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When should veterinary blood pressure cuffs be replaced?

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Here at SunTech we get this question a lot: How do I know when it is time to replace an old blood pressure cuff? 

There are a couple of foolproof ways to tell if your BP cuffs are getting worn out.

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In case you missed it...

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SunTech Medical Launches New Vet BP Monitor Carrying Case

We are very excited to announce the release of a new Vet BP Monitor carrying case made for our Vet monitors. This new case adds both a new level of utility as well as protection to our already rugged and colorful Vet BP monitors.

This case was specifically designed with our veterinarians and vet techs in mind. The durable nylon case fits any of our SunTech Vet BP monitors with their monitor accessories and has 2 large pockets on each side for cables or cuffs. Having all your BP equipment organized in this case makes moving everything from one patient room to the next a breeze.

Going off-site? Easily transport the monitor holding the top handle or simply attach the adjustable shoulder strap and wear it over the shoulder. Love pockets? We do too! There is yet another large pocket on the bottom of the case that is detachable and holds large, flat items such as equine size cuffs.

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High Blood Pressure and COVID-19

NOTE: COVID-19 is an evolving public health emergency. The following information is based on currently available guidance, however, is it not intended to replace guidance from state and local health authorities or your doctor. Always consult your doctor for any health questions you may have.

It can be hard to stay on top of all the news about the coronavirus pandemic and the various symptoms and risk factors. How is blood pressure related to the risk of COVID-19? Should I keep taking my blood pressure medications? Is it too risky to go to the doctor or hospital during the pandemic? SunTech Medical, the leader in blood pressure technology and solutions, has put together the following resources to help you answer those questions and more.

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Why Does Your Cat Have High Blood Pressure?

 

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This year on International Cat Day (August 8th), take a few minutes to learn about the most common diseases and conditions that can cause your cat to have hypertension, or high blood pressure.

 

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New Guidelines for Measuring Blood Pressure from the American Heart Association

 

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The American Heart Association just released a scientific statement on blood pressure (BP) measurement that outlines new guidelines for accurately measuring blood pressure. This is the first time the AHA has made significant updates to their recommendations since 2005. In the statement they describe and compare different methods of measuring BP and make many recommendations. What are the key points that a physician should learn from this new paper?

 

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Insights from AAEP 2018 (American Association of Equine Practitioners Conference)

 

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SunTech announced just last week that a new veterinary blood pressure algorithm is under development. This new algorithm will be fine-tuned for equine physiology and will offer a non-invasive way to measure blood pressure on horses. To make the announcement, SunTech exhibited at the 64th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to attend the convention with the primary goal of better understanding how veterinarians use and measure blood pressure today in their equine patients.

 

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Today is National Dog Day

 

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To celebrate National Dog Day and to promote canine health, we took a look at some of the most common causes of hypertension in dogs

 

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