What is Blood Pressure?
The force exerted by blood against the walls of the arteries. it is measured by the numbers for Systolic and Diastolic pressure.
How does a digital blood pressure monitor measure blood pressure?
The method used by Digital Blood Pressure monitors is referred to as "Oscillometric." Oscillometric technology measures the vibration of your blood traveling through your arteries and converts the movement into digital readings as opposed to the traditional method of "Auscultation," which is the method typically used by healthcare professionals. In the Auscultation method, a combination of a stethoscope and an arm cuff is used to take blood pressure reading by listening for the sounds which correspond to Systolic and Diastolic pressures (called "Korotkoff" sound).
What is the difference in accuracy between an Upper Arm monitor and a Wrist Cuff monitor?
Both devices offer an extremely high level of accuracy (Pressure: +/- 3 mm Hg, Pulse: +/- 5%). The only difference would be your own personal preference, whether you like the portability of the Wrist Cuff, or the larger buttons and display on the Upper Arm monitor.
How do I know if I the Upper Arm cuff is too tight?
The cuff should be firmly secure, just enough so that it is difficult to slide 2 fingers under the cuff.
How much do the readings vary when measuring the left arm compared to the right arm?
The average difference in measurements is within 10 mmHG (millimeters of Mercury). We recommend that you test on the left arm, as the cuff is designed specifically for the left arm.
How do I compare my personal monitor readings with that of my Doctor's readings?
In general, taking readings in a more relaxed environment such as your home may give you lower readings than the doctor's offices. We recommend taking the measurement from the personal Blood Pressure Monitor before you get tested at a clinic to compare the 2 results.
Why is monitoring my blood pressure at home so important?
Home measurement reduces the effects of outside influences on the readings, supplements the doctor's reading, and helps to provide a more accurate history of your blood pressure.
What is an Irregular Heartbeat?
Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow.
What is Arrhythmia?
What are the causes, symptoms and long term risks of high blood pressure?
High Blood Pressure does not have many symptoms to leave indications of it. That is why we recommend to test yourself regularly. The most common reasons high blood pressure occurs is due to obesity, alcoholism, smoking, a general lack of exercise and stress in life. It can also be hereditary. If left un-treated, high blood pressure may lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, circulatory problems and strokes.
How do i clean and maintain my Blood Pressure monitor?
Never submerge the device or any other components into water. Using a soft, dry cloth to wipe the casing will suffice.
Can I use rechargeable batteries in my Blood Pressure monitor?
We highly recommend never using rechargeable batteries with any of our products, as they do not have the required voltage to properly utilize the device to its full potential.Last updated on May 13, 2015