Cradle VSA Blood Pressure Monitor

The Cradle Vital Signs Alert Blood Pressure Monitor

The Cradle VSA is the world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women could cut maternal deaths in developing countries by up to 25%, saving more than 70,000 lives a year.

Cradle VSA now available through APEC

The Cradle VSA is the first such device in the world to achieve World Health Organisation standards for use in under-resourced settings. It is accurate and the battery is suitable for the developing world as it can be used with USB phone chargers. The hand-held device measures blood pressure and pulse to calculate the impending risk of shock; the device requires minimal training. It has a traffic light system that clearly indicates the risk of shock or high blood pressure: (i) green if a woman is not at risk, (ii) amber if she needs to be carefully monitored, (iii) or red if she requires emergency treatment.

“We’re very proud of this device, it is unique for use in pregnancy. Not only can it accurately detect when a woman is in danger from high blood pressure or shock, but it also indicates, to untrained people when to act on this. I use it in my NHS clinic as it is superior to most existing devices for measuring blood pressure.”

Professor Andy Shennan; MBBS FRCOG MD

How to use the CRADLE VSA to detect vital signs during pregnancy (skilled health workers)

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The Cradel VSA is now available through APEC in the UK starting at £40.00 + £3.50 p&p. For international rates, please email admin@apec.og.uk. We also invite charities, purchases for low income settings, and medical research purposes to apply for a 25% subsidy. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact us.

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