US Market Report for Blood Pressure Monitoring 2017 - MedCore
The market for blood pressure monitoring includes professional and personal monitoring segments. These segments are further sub-segmented into aneroid and digital monitoring devices. Blood pressure is one of the most monitored vital signs across all health care markets. This segment has great potential for growth as both aging and younger demographics continue to see rises in incidence rates for heart disease and hypertension. The professional aneroid market maintained strong growth during the economic recession as health care programs experienced an increase in enrollment. The personal market is expected to continue to increase as more Americans adopt blood pressure monitoring practices. Both markets will continue to see an increase in digital sphygmomanometer sales as aneroid kits are primarily purchased by medical schools, school boards, fitness professionals and some physician offices. Even then, the ease of use and attraction of digital devices is gaining popularity amongst the medical professional community.
The U.S. blood pressure monitoring market comprises the personal market, which includes aneroid (manual) and digital products for consumer use, as well as the professional market which includes aneroid and digital products for use in hospitals or the doctor’s office setting.
Causes of hypertension are not definitive; however, some suspected causes include smoking, obesity, old age, genetics, chronic kidney disease and a diet high in salt. In general, recommended methods of treating hypertension include changes in eating habits, smoking cessation and exercise.