Microlife Bluetooth Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Irregular Heartbeat Detection


1286341

Regular price $68.78

Product Details:

  • This Item is Only Available for Purchase at your Local Costco Warehouse
  • Bluetooth Connectivity and Free Microlife Health App
  • Irregular Heartbeat Detection & Hypertension Risk Indicator
  • Advanced Averaging Technology - Three Readings in One Sitting
  • Clinically Validated Accurate with Diabetes
  • Two User Memory up to 120 Readings per User

BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY & FREE MICROLIFE HEALTH APP

You can wirelessly sync, track and email your readings to your doctor with ease using a smart device. Microlife’s Connected Health App gives you a clear overview of your blood pressure readings over time.

Note: This monitor functions normally without the Microlife Health App or Bluetooth® connectivity. Phone not included.

HEALTH APP FEATURES

  • Compatible with Apple™ or Android™ smartphones
  • Sync readings automatically from your monitor to your phone
  • Record your readings
  • Email individual or all readings
  • View Morning, Evening or 24-hour averages
  • Link comments (text & voice and photos) to a reading
  • Simple & easy to use

Tips for Taking Your Blood Pressure

Before you begin

To ensure an accurate reading, follow these steps before you begin a measurement:

  • Sit quietly for 5 minutes.
  • Avoid eating, smoking or any form of exertion.
  • Do not flex muscles during your measurement.
  • Always measure using the same arm, at the same time of day.

To measure blood pressure and pulse:

  • Make sure the cuff tube is securely connected to the monitor.
  • Slide arm through cuff as shown on bare skin until the bottom edge is ½" above elbow. Align artery mark and tubing to brachial artery (inner arm). Cuff fits biceps 8.7" – 16.5".
  • Adjust the cuff until it is snug against your arm, but not too tight. You should be able to fit 2 fingers between cuff and arm.
  • Sit and rest for 5 minutes prior to measurement. Relax your arm and push the start button.

How can I ensure an accurate measurement?

There are simple steps you can take to ensure an accurate measurement. Even seemingly small things can raise your readings. Follow these steps to ensure an accurate measurement:

  • Always measure using the same arm, at the same time of day.
  • Avoid eating, tobacco or any form of exertion before you take your measurement.
  • Make sure your bladder is empty. A full bladder can increase systolic pressure by 10-15 mmHg.
  • Ensure clothing does not interfere with the cuff. A cuff over clothing can raise systolic pressure by 40 mmHg.
  • Sit quietly at a table with both feet flat on the floor, avoiding movement and talking during a measurement. Talking can raise systolic pressure by 10-15 mmHg.

Typical fluctuations in blood pressure

Blood Pressure is constantly fluctuating throughout the day. It is important to measure your blood pressure at the same times each day to more accurately monitor your readings. Your blood pressure varies greatly on a daily and seasonal basis. It changes throughout one's lifetime. It is not uncommon for systolic pressure to vary by 40 mmHg or more throughout the course of a single day!

While generally not as volatile, diastolic pressure can still vary significantly. In hypertensive individuals, variations are even more pronounced. Normally, blood pressure is at its lowest during sleep and rises in the morning and throughout the day. The chart illustrates the fluctuations that could occur in a typical day.

 

What is hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. The level of blood pressure is established by a part of the brain known as the circulatory center and is regulated by feedback from the central nervous system. It is adjusted by the strength and frequency of the heart rate (pulse) and by the width of the blood vessel walls. The level of arterial blood pressure changes periodically during heart activity:

During the "blood ejection" (systole) stage, the value is maximal and referred to as the systolic blood pressure value, while at the end of heart's "rest period" (diastole), the value is minimal and referred to as the diastolic blood pressure value. The blood pressure values must lie within certain normal ranges in order to prevent particular diseases.

New Blood Pressure Standards

With an eye towards improving public health, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) revised the hypertension threshold to 130/80 mmHg (for adults) in 2017. This change in blood pressure guidelines is intended to provide early notification for those with elevated numbers, so that they may better manage their health.

As with all medical treatment, managing hypertension, medication, and any lifestyle changes, should be discussed with a physician.

What do my blood pressure numbers mean?

Blood pressure is determined by the circulatory center in the brain and is made up of two numbers:

Systolic (the first number): shows how much pressure the blood is exerting against the artery walls as the heart contracts (pumps).

Diastolic (the second number): shows how much pressure the blood is exerting against the artery walls while the heart rests (between beats). In addition to blood pressure, it's important to monitor the pulse, or the number of times a heart beats in a minute.

Diabetes

Hypertension & Diabetes, why it matters

What does diabetes have to do with hypertension?

• Almost 80% of all diabetics are hypertensive

• Blood pressure for diabetics can be hard to monitor with accuracy

With diabetes, arteries will stiffen and harden over time, making it more difficult to obtain accurate blood pressure readings.

Clinical accuracy with diabetes

• Microlife monitors are clinically validated accurate with diabetes

Microlife’s commitment to health has led to a breakthrough clinical validation for accurate readings in the presence of diabetes. Now everyone, including diabetics, can rest assured that their blood pressure is accurately measured, which can help them manage their health.

I’m not a diabetic, is this monitor for me?

Yes. This monitor has been clinically proven with A/A accuracy, the gold standard for measuring accuracy in blood pressure monitors. So, whether you have diabetes or not, you can rest assured that you will get an accurate read.

Note: this monitor does not measure blood glucose.

A/A Accuracy: highest possible accuracy given by the British Hypertension Society, the leading institution for testing blood pressure monitors.