I like the fact that the devices can be used by 2 people (and even a function for "guest"), able to do averaging, and has memory to save your readings.

Jennifer Sussana

I took this monitor with me to my doctor's office in Florida to check it against their in house clinic's readings and the result did not surprise me as it matched theirs quite well.


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How to choose the right monitor ??

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 people in the world over suffer from high blood pressure related diseases.


In view of its consequences, it is time we took notice of this common disease that being labeled as number #1 silent killer in many parts of this world.


In this article, we have tried to explain what the relation between the two is.

What is the relationship between heartbeats and blood pressure and how to measure it professionally?

Normal blood pressure level is below 120/80. A person can be diagnosed as high blood pressure if his/her BP is above 140/90. Anything in between this value is considered as borderline

Dr Jennifer Aniston -  a cardiologist at the Europe Heart Institute

Monitoring blood pressure on your own is not necessarily a complicated practice.

A reliable modern monitor and some good demonstration of how to use it in a correct manner is all that needed to monitor your own blood pressure level.

As there are various types of monitors in the market, practitioners are the most reliable adviser for getting an ideal monitor, but you can also get a great pools of health resources online by using your home’s PC or just browse with your finger tips by using your smart phone.

Varying types of digital monitors are come with either an automatic or manual upper arm cuff. The manual cuff or traditional cuff is inflated by squeezing a small rubber pump around your arm, while the automatic cuff is self-inflating and it could easily done with just a touch of a button.

Whether traditional or automatic, these cuffs have to be well-fitted on the right position on your arm in order to get the utmost accurate reading. Although upper arm blood pressure monitors are most commonly-used across the region, there are variants that are fitted around the wrist or even the finger.

The results may varied slightly for different type of monitor.The major advantage of modern digital monitors is that they are simple and easy to use.

There are no gauges to read as the BP numbers are automatically displayed on a digital LCD screen.

Moreover, no stethoscopes are needed when using a digital monitor as there is no need to listen to the heartbeat as the device are capable to capture the reading by its own.There are instances, though, when digital monitors become inaccurate and mislead our judgment.

Some of the disadvantage of using Digital Devices

Low batteries level, improper arm position, incorrect arm cuff fitting, and irregular heartbeat, can affect the measuring devices resulting to inaccurate readings.

In addition, the digital equipment may also become erratic due to the wear and tear of its electronic circuits. It is recommended that the readings of a digital monitor be compared occasionally against those of a manual monitor.

Our advice is to bring over your digital monitor to your nearby clinic when you visit them in a quarterly manner to obtain an optimal value from your digital devices by comparing them with the conventional manual reading.

When 2 people are taking the BP reading together, a manual monitor is the most ideal equipment. The downside of using this traditional monitor is that it requires skill to be able to accurately read the dial gauge in the correct angel and properly interpret the heartbeat, aside from manually inflating the arm cuff - something that only trained personnel can do.

The major advantage of a manual monitor is its consistent accuracy when properly used. As long as the cuff is fitted well in the appropriate position of the arm, clear and accurate readings can be expected.

Regardless of which type of devices you prefer, it is important to know how to use the equipment in order to get the optimum result that could affect your blood pressure level.Beside this, some people might also suffer from a condition called Atrial fibrillation or AF.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

The human heart has two upper chambers and two lower chambers. The upper chambers are called the left atrium and the right atrium - the plural of atrium isatria.

The two lower chambers are the the left ventricle and the right ventricle. When the two upper chambers - the atria - contract at an excessively high rate, and in an irregular way, the patient has atrial fibrillation.

In simple words, atrial fibrillation is "fibrillation in which the normal rhythmic contractions of the cardiac atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitchings of the muscular wall; the ventricles respond irregularly to the dysrhythmic bombardment from the atria.

Although this condition is not very common, people with this condition experience extremely irregular heartbeats, which then leads to high or low blood pressure, dizziness and in some cases can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

During atrial fibrillation the contractions of the two upper chambers of the heart are not synchronized with the contractions of the two lower chambers. Atrial fibrillation is a rapid and irregular heart rate. It frequently causes poor blood flow to the body.

Atrial fibrillation currently affects almost 7 million people in the USA and Europe. Incidence is expected to double within the next forty years.

It may have no symptoms and can only be detected by either checking the pulse, or by a healthcare professional.

An episode of AF can lead to formation of blood clots, which may flow out of the heart and cause blocks in other blood vessels, leading to severe consequences strokes.

AF episodes first start off intermittently and may become permanent in the long run. Hypertension or high blood pressure is the most common risk factor that leads to AF.

If both AF and hypertension coexist, it puts a person at higher risk of suffering from a stroke.

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