05238001 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 13 patents.

An ambulatory patient monitoring system (100) is provided for measuring and storing predetermined diagnostic parameters of a patient. The monitoring system includes a personal type computer (120) which may be selectively coupled to the portable portion (102) of system (100). Portable portion (102) may include one or more monitoring modules, such as ECG monitoring unit (110) and blood pressure monitoring unit (210). When ECG monitoring unit (110) and blood pressure monitoring unit (210) are disposed in side-by-side relationship and with respective optical interfaces (50, 254) in optical alignment, the two units operate in concert. ECG monitoring unit (110) supplies an R-wave gating signal to blood pressure monitoring unit (210) for establishing a window in which the receipt of a Korotkoff sound is expected. Additionally, the ECG unit (110) may trigger the blood pressure unit (210) to take a reading responsive to unit (110) identifying a predetermined abnormality in the ECG signal. Alternately, ECG monitoring unit (110) and blood pressure monitoring unit (210) may be used independently of one another as separate monitoring devices.

Title
Ambulatory patient monitoring system having multiple monitoring units and optical communications therebetween
Application Number
7/790500
Publication Number
5238001
Application Date
November 12, 1991
Publication Date
August 24, 1993
Inventor
Walter E Palmer
Catonsville
MD, US
Paul R Caron
Laurel
MD, US
Stuart L Gallant
Owings Mills
MD, US
Agent
David I Klein
Morton J Rosenberg
Assignee
Stuart Medical
MD, US
IPC
A61B 5/03
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