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Suntech Accutracker-II
Device Name:
SunTech Medical Inc., Suite 117, 507 Airport Boulevard, Morrisville, NC 27560-8200, UNITED STATES.
Measuring functions:
Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:
Intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Measurement Site:
Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:
Intermittent measurements at specified intervals or times
The Suntech Accutracker-II is an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Its blood pressure measurement technology has been proven to be accurate, with a 1-star Medaval rating. Blood pressure measurements are taken from the upper arm. It is intended for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. This device is now obsolete.
The technology used in the Suntech Accutracker-II, to measure blood pressure, has passed in three clinical validation studies, between general and specific populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
BP Medaval Recommendation Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations
Validation Publications:

White WB, Lund-Johansen P, McCabe EJ, Omvik P. Clinical evaluation of the Accutracker II ambulatory blood pressure monitor: assessment of performance in two countries and comparison with sphygmomanometry and intra-arterial blood pressure at rest and during exercise. J Hypertens. 1989 Dec;7(12):967-75. PMID: 2628497.

Ad Hoc protocol During exercise

Brügmann U, Luther M. 24-Stunden-Blutdruckmessung: Validierung eines neuen automatischen Geräts. [24-hour blood pressure monitoring. Validation of a new automatic device.] Fortschr Med. 1991 Dec 10;109(35):717-20. PMID: 1774004. In German.

Ad Hoc protocol General population (Note: (n=42/20))

O’Brien E, Atkins N, Sheridan J, Killeen C, Costello R, Lydon S, O’Malley K. Evaluation of the Accutracker II non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure recorder according to the AAMI Standard. J Ambulatory Monitoring. 1991;4(1):27-33.

SP10:1987 - Fail General population

Taylor R, Chidley K, Goodwin J, Broeders M, Kirby B. Accutracker II (version 30/23) ambulatory blood pressure monitor: clinical validation using the British Hypertension Society and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation standards. J Hypertens. 1993 Nov;11(11):1275-82. PMID: 8301110.

BHS:1993 - Pass (A/B) Sitting position

BHS:1993 - Fail (A/C) Standing position

BHS:1993 - Fail (A/C) Supine position

SP10:1992 - Pass Postures (Note: Sitting, standing and supine positions)

Brown MA, Buddle ML, Bennett M, Smith B, Morris R, Whitworth JA. Ambulatory blood pressure in pregnancy: comparison of the Spacelabs 90207 and Accutracker II monitors with intraarterial recordings. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jul;173(1):218-23. PMID: 7631686.

SP10:1992 - Fail General population (Note: IA validation (n=14), Failed SBP)

Relevant Publications:

White WB, Lund-Johansen P, Omvik P. Assessment of four ambulatory blood pressure monitors and measurements by clinicians versus intraarterial blood pressure at rest and during exercise. Am J Cardiol. 1990 Jan 1;65(1):60-66. doi: 10.1016/0002-9149(90)90026-w. PMID: 2294682.

At rest, non-invasive ambulatory BP monitors are similar in accuracy to clinicians in BP determination but during exercise there are differences among the monitors that make some of them unsuitable for measurements while in motion.