Home Blood Pressure Monitor
WHY MEASURING BLOOD PRESSURE DAILY IS IMPORTANT
Hypertension is an extremely common cardiovascular condition that can contribute to a number of additional health concerns, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, and even death. If you are identified as “at risk,” your healthcare professional will likely recommend that you self-test your blood pressure at home.
TRACKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME: DOES IT HELP?
British researchers wanted to know whether adding home blood pressure monitoring could improve on standard care for people with high blood pressure. Here's a summary of their findings, which were published in the March 10 issue of The Lancet.
Who: Just over 1,000 adults (average age 67) with poorly controlled blood pressure. Their blood pressure readings averaged about 153/86 mm Hg when the study began.
How: Researchers randomly assigned each participant to one of three groups: standard care (the control group), self-monitoring, or telemonitoring.
When: Those in the control group had their blood pressure measured at their doctors' offices. Those in other two groups also measured their blood pressure at home (twice in the morning and twice at night) for one week every month over the course of one year. The self-monitors mailed their readings to their doctors. The telemonitoring patients texted their results, and got reminders if they didn't transmit their readings as well as alerts to contact their doctors if their readings were very high or very low.
Key findings: By the end of the year, people in the control group had lowered their average systolic (top number) blood pressure to 140 mm Hg. But those in the self-monitoring group and the telemonitoring group had lowered theirs to 137 and 136, respectively.
DIRECTIONS IN MONITORING BLOOD PRESSURE AT HOME
- IHB arrhythmia detection.
- LCD digital display
- "WHO" blood pressure classification.
- Two measuring method: pulse scanning and oscillometry.
- 2×99 memory data for easy monitoring of blood pressure fluctuations.
Display: LCD digital display
Pulse Accuracy: ±3% reading
Pulse Rate: 40-200 times/min
Package Weight: 300g/10.6oz
Package Size: 18*12*12cm/7.1*4.7*4.7in
Measurement Range: 20mmhg~280mmhg
Measurement Method: Pulse scanning/oscillometry
Power Supply: 4*AAA alkaline battery/USB Charging Cable for Android (not included)
What you get:
- 1 Manual
- 1 Wrist Band
- 1 Blood Pressure Monitor