Remote medical monitoring continues to develop, offering promising opportunities in various areas of health. One such advance is the use of remote monitoring to track high blood pressure (hypertension) in pregnant women.
Thanks to remote monitoring, healthcare professionals can keep a close eye on the blood pressure of pregnant women from a distance. This contributes to a safer pregnancy and better maternal health.
Hypertension can lead to pre-eclampsia. It can develop in some women during pregnancy, usually after the twentieth week. Pre-eclampsia is characterised by a persistent rise in blood pressure, which can lead to complications for both mother and foetus (see the Swiss Medical Journal article for more details). In this context, monitoring blood pressure is an important issue.
Telemonitoring improves the monitoring of hypertension
Telemonitoring offers an innovative solution for monitoring hypertension in at-risk pregnant women. As Dr Postel-Vinay’s studies have shown, telemonitoring systems have a positive impact on the quality of care and quality of life of patients. Instead of making regular visits to hospital for blood pressure checks, they can take measurements at home. To do this, patients can use connected medical devices, such as a connected blood pressure monitor. The data is then transmitted securely to healthcare professionals. The latter can closely monitor blood pressure levels, detect any abnormal rise, and quickly adjust treatments.
Remote monitoring of hypertension in pregnant women therefore represents a promising advance in terms of safer pregnancy and ongoing medical care. Thanks to connected medical devices such as those offered by Tucky Center, healthcare professionals can detect signs of hypertension early, reduce hospital visits and offer personalised support throughout the pregnancy. This innovative approach improves the quality of care and contributes to better maternal and foetal health.
- Hypertension chez la femme enceinte, Revue Médicale Suisse
- Postel-Vinay, Home Blood Pressure Measurement and Self-Interpretation of Blood Pressure Readings During Pregnancy: Hy-Result e-Health Prospective Study