The technology used in the Suntech Accutracker-II, to measure blood pressure, has passed in clinical validation studies, between general and specific populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
|Medaval||★ Recommendation||Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations|
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)
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.