Premium Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
IMPORTANT PRODUCT NOTICES AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your blood pressure monitor, basic precautions should always be followed. Please read and follow all instructions and warnings before using this product. Save these instructions for future reference.
- Please note that this is a home healthcare product only and it is not intended to serve as a substitute for the advice of a physician or medical professional.
- This device uses oscillometric method to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as heart rate.
- Do not use this device for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease. Measurement results are for reference only. Consult a healthcare professional for interpretation of pressure measurements. Contact your physician if you have or suspect any medical problem. Do not change your medications without the advice of your physician or healthcare professional.
- Proper cuff size is critical for accurate measurements. Follow the instructions in this manual and printed on the arm cuff to ensure the appropriate size of the cuff is being used.
- This product is not suitable for people with arrhythmias. This device may have difficulty determining the proper blood pressure for pregnant women and for users with an irregular heartbeat, diabetes, poor circulation of blood, kidney problems, or for users who have suffered from a stroke.
- The pulse display is not suitable for checking the frequency of heart pacemakers.
- Electromagnetic interference: The device contains sensitive electronic components. Avoid strong electrical or electromagnetic fields in the direct vicinity of the device (e.g. mobile telephones, microwave ovens). These may lead to temporary impairment of measurement accuracy.
- Use blood pressure monitor only for its intended use.
- Do not wrap the cuff around body parts other than your arm.
- Not for use by or on persons under the age of 18.
- Do not plug or unplug the adapter power cord with wet hands.
- Please use only the AC adapter included with this monitor or 1.5V AA alkaline batteries for the power supply.
Blood pressure measurements determined with this device are equivalent to those obtained by a trained observer using the cuff/stethoscope auscultatory method, within the limits prescribed by the American National Standard, Manual, electronic, or automated sphygmomanometers.
ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the artery walls while blood flows through the arteries. The pressure measured when the heart contracts and sends blood out of the heart is systolic (highest) blood pressure. The pressure measured when the heart dilates with blood flowing back into the heart is called diastolic (lowest) blood pressure.
Why Measure Your Blood Pressure?
Among today’s various health problems, those associated with high blood pressure are very common. High blood pressure dangerously correlates with cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, blood pressure monitoring is important for identifying those at risk.
BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD
The table on page 6 contains defined levels for hypertension that are publicly available from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbp/HBP_WhatIs.html). Users can compare their own blood pressure readings against these defined levels to determine if they may be potentially at increased risk.
This table is applicable to most adults aged 18 and older.
Blood pressure tends to go up and down, even in people who normally don’t have high readings. If your numbers stay above the “normal” range most of the time, you may be at increased risk and should consult your physician.
Although one can easily find where their own blood pressure readings fall on this table, this monitor comes equipped with a Risk Category Index that automatically compares each reading to the defined levels and provides a helpful cue if your reading falls into one of the stages that could potentially indicate increased risk. See page 20 for more information on this feature.
Please note that cues provided by this monitor are only intended to assist you in using this table. The table and cues are only provided for convenience to help you understand your non-invasive blood pressure reading as it relates to the NIH information. They are not a substitute for a medical examination by your physician. It is important for you to consult with your physician regularly. Your physician will tell you your normal blood pressure range as well as the point at which you may actually be considered to be at risk.
HOW THIS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR WORKS
This monitor uses innovative technology to detect your blood pressure. This technology enables the monitor to automatically inflate and deflate at the appropriate level for each individual. With one touch of a button, the cuff will automatically inflate to block the blood flow through your artery. Next, the deflation process starts. Please note that any muscle movement during inflation or deflation will cause measurement errors. When the measurement is complete, the monitor will display your systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and pulse readings.
The monitor automatically finds where your measurement results fall on the NIH’s National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s table and provides a cue if your reading falls into one of the stages that could potentially indicate increased risk. Please refer to page 20 for more information on this feature.
The appearance of the
icon indicates that a pulse irregularity consistent with an irregular heartbeat was detected during measurement. Refer to page 21 for more information on the Irregular Heartbeat Detector.
NAME/FUNCTION OF EACH PART
and any of the following letters and numbers appear in the area that systolic pressure should be displayed, an error has occurred with your reading. See the Troubleshooting section of this manual for more information.
INSTALLING BATTERIES (NOT INCLUDED)
1. Press down on the latch and lift the battery cover to open the battery compartment.
2. Install or replace 4 “AA ” sized alkaline batteries in the battery compartment according to the indications inside the compartment.
3. Close the battery cover by pushing to the top end of the battery door.
Replace the batteries if:
• The weak battery symbol appears on the display.
• Nothing appears on the display when the power is switched on.
Replace all batteries at one time (as simultaneous set). Use only 1.5V AA alkaline batteries. Remove batteries when unit is not in use for extended periods of time. Date and time will need to be reset if batteries are removed or replaced. Clean contacts on battery and in battery compartment with a soft dry cloth each time you install batteries.
Batteries are hazardous waste. Do not dispose of them together with the household garbage.
USING THE AC ADAPTER
1. Connect the AC adapter with the AC adapter jack in the back of the unit as shown below.
2. Please use only the AC adapter included with this monitor.
- Please unload the batteries when operating with an AC adapter for an extended period of time. Leaving the batteries in the compartment for a long time may cause leakage, which may lead to damage to the unit.
- No batteries are needed when operating with an AC adapter.
- Date and time will need to be reset if AC adapter is unplugged and unit is without batteries.
DATE and TIME SET PROCEDURE
- To adjust the date and time, press the Date/Time Set button.
- The display will show a blinking number showing the MONTH. Change the MONTH by pressing the + button. Each press will increase the number by one in a cycling manner. Press the Date/Time Set button again to confirm the entry, and the screen will show a blinking number representing the DAY.
- Change the DAY, HOUR, and MINUTE as described in Step 2 above, using the + button to change the numbers and the Date/Time Set button to confirm the entries.
USING THE ARM CUFF
Very Important: Proper cuff size is critical to accurate measurement.
This monitor comes with two sizes of arm cuffs:
Standard Size Fits 9”–13” (23 cm – 33 cm)
Large Size Fits 13”–17” (33 cm – 43 cm)
The appropriate cuff is suitable for your use if the colored arrow falls within the solid color line as shown below.
- If the cuff is not assembled, pass the end of the cuff furthest away from the tubing through the metal D-ring in order to form a loop. The smooth side without the felt material should be on the inside of the cuff loop.
- Plug the cuff tube into the left side of the unit.
- Open the arm cuff so that your arm may be placed through it.
- Remove tight fitting clothing from your upper left arm so that the cuff can be wrapped around your exposed arm.
- Position cuff edge 0.8-1.2 inches (2-3 cm) above elbow.
- Center tube over middle of arm.
- Pull the end of the cuff so that it tightens evenly around your arm. Press the hook and loop material together to secure. Allow room for 2 fingers to fit between the cuff and your arm.
- Lay your arm on a table (palm upward) so the cuff is at the same height as your heart. Make sure the tube is not kinked.
If it is not possible to fit the cuff to your left arm, it can also be placed on your right arm. However, all measurements should be made using the same arm.
To use on the right arm, you must position the artery symbol “Φ ” over the main artery. Locate the main artery by pressing with two fingers approximately 1” (2 cm) above the bend of your elbow on the inside of your right arm. Identify where the pulse can be felt the strongest. This is your main artery.
- Blood pressure changes with every heartbeat and is in constant fluctuation throughout the day.
- Blood pressure measurement can be affected by the position of the user, his or her physiologic condition and other factors. For greatest accuracy, wait 1 hour after exercising, bathing, eating, drinking beverages with alcohol or caffeine, or smoking to measure blood pressure.
- Before measurement, it is suggested that you sit quietly for 15 minutes as measurements taken during a relaxed state will have greater accuracy. You should not be physically tired or exhausted while taking measurements.
- During the measurement, do not talk or move your arm or hand muscles.
- See page 24 for additional notes regarding your blood pressure measurement.
If you are using this blood pressure monitor for the first time, please remove the protective film from the screen.
- Press the User-Select button to choose User 1 or User 2.
- With the cuff wrapped around your arm, press the START/STOP button. Do not inflate the cuff unless it is wrapped around your arm. All digits will light up to check the display functions. The checking procedure will be completed after about 3 seconds.
- After all, symbols disappear, the display will show “00”. The monitor is “Ready to Measure” and will automatically inflate the cuff to begin measurement. The cuff will then start deflating as measurement continues.
This monitor will re-inflate automatically if the system detects that your body requires more pressure for measurement.
- When the measurement is completed, the cuff will deflate entirely. Systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and pulse will be shown simultaneously on the LCD screen. The measurement is then automatically stored in memory.
- This monitor automatically turns off approximately 1 minute after the last operation. You may also press the START/STOP button to turn the unit off.
- To interrupt the measurement, you may press the START/STOP (recommended), MEMORY, User- Select, or Date/Time Set () buttons. The cuff will deflate immediately after a button is pressed.
RISK CATEGORY INDEX
This monitor comes equipped with a Risk Category Index that automatically compares each reading to defined levels established by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as described earlier in this manual, and provides a helpful cue if your reading falls into one of the stages that could potentially indicate increased risk. No cue is given if the reading falls in the normal range as defined by NIH. Please note that cues provided by this monitor are only intended to assist you in using this table. The table and cues are only provided for convenience to help you understand your non-invasive blood pressure reading as it relates to the NIH information. They are not a substitute for a medical examination by your physician. It is important for you to consult with your physician regularly. Your physician will tell you your normal blood pressure range as well as the point at which you may actually be considered to be at risk.
IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT DETECTOR (IHB)
The appearance of the
icon indicates that a pulse irregularity consistent with an irregular heartbeat was detected during measurement. Usually this is not a cause for concern. However, if the symbol appears often, we recommend you seek medical advice. Please note that the device does not replace a cardiac examination, but serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.
Movement, shaking or talking during the measurement can result in pulse irregularities that may cause the appearance of this icon. Therefore, it is of great importance to not move or talk during measurement.
To determine the presence of an irregular heartbeat, the average of the heartbeat intervals is calculated with the first 3 normal effective heartbeat values. It is important to note that the average is not a strict mathematical averaging of all recorded intervals. At least 3 beats with 25% or greater difference from the average heartbeat interval will generate the
icon on the screen.
This blood pressure monitor is not designed for use by people with arrhythmias nor for diagnosing or treating an arrhythmia problem. As a safeguard, we recommend that if you have arrhythmias such as atrial or ventricular premature beats and atrial fibrillation, or any other special conditions you should check with your physician before using your blood pressure monitor.
RECALLING VALUES FROM MEMORY
This monitor can be used by two individuals. Each user can store up to 60 measurements.
1. Press the User-Select button to select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press the MEMORY button to access the memory.
3. The monitor will first display the calculated average applied to the last 3 memories.
4. Every new press of the MEMORY button will recall a previous reading. The latest reading will be recalled first.
CLEARING VALUES FROM MEMORY
1. Press the User-Select button to select User 1 or User 2.
2. Press and hold the Date/Time Set buttons ( +) at the same time while in memory recall mode, and the data for the selected user will be erased automatically.
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT
- Take your reading in a comfortable environment as measurements can be affected by hot or cold temperatures. Take your blood pressure at normal body temperature.
- Do not move or talk during measurement as this can elevate readings.
- Do not move or cross legs during measurement. Keep feet flat on the floor.
- Do not touch the cuff or monitor during the measurement procedure.
- It is suggested that you take your measurements at the same time each day and use the same arm for consistency.
- Users should wait a minimum of 5 minutes before taking additional measurements. More time may be necessary depending upon your physiology.
- The measurement results that users receive are for reference only. If users have any blood pressure concerns, please consult a physician.
- Once inflation reaches 300 mmHg, the unit will deflate automatically for safety reasons.
- This product is not suitable for people with arrhythmias.
- This device may have difficulty determining the proper blood pressure for pregnant women and for users with an irregular heartbeat, diabetes, poor circulation of blood, kidney problems, or for users who have suffered a stroke.
CARE, MAINTENANCE and CLEANING
- Clean the blood pressure monitor body and cuff carefully with a slightly damp, soft cloth. Do not press. Do not wash cuff or use chemical cleaner on it. Never use thinner, alcohol or petrol (gasoline) as cleaner.
- Leaky batteries can damage the unit. Remove the batteries when the unit will not be used for a long time.
- Follow local ordinances and recycling instructions regarding disposal or recycling of the device and device components, including batteries.
- If the unit is stored near freezing, allow it to acclimate to room temperature before use.
- This blood pressure monitor is not field serviceable. You should not use any tool to open the device nor should you attempt to adjust anything inside the device. If you have any problems with this device, please contact HoMedics Consumer Relations (contact information can be found on the warranty page).
- Do not immerse the unit in water as this will result in damage to the unit.
- Do not subject the monitor or cuff to extreme temperatures, humidity, moisture, or direct sunlight. Protect from dust.
- Do not fold the cuff and tubing tightly.
- Do not disassemble the monitor or cuff. If in need of repair, refer to the warranty section of this manual.
- Do not subject the monitor to extreme shocks (do not drop on floor).
- Do not inflate the cuff unless wrapped around arm.
- Do not wrap the cuff around body parts other than your arm.
- Do not drop or insert any object into any opening or hose.
- To avoid accidental strangulation keep this product away from children. Do not drape tube around neck.
- This monitor may not meet its performance specifications if stored or used outside of these temperature and humidity ranges:
- Storage/Transportation Environment
Temperature: -13°F~158°F (-25°C~70°C)
Humidity: less than 93% RH
- Operating Environment
Temperature: 41°F~104°F (5°C ~40°C)
Humidity: 15% ~ 93% RH
POTENTIAL FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
To avoid inaccurate results caused by electromagnetic interference between electrical and electronic equipment, do not use the device near a cell phone or microwave oven.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If any abnormality arises during use, please check the following points.
Note: If the unit still does not work, contact HoMedics Consumer Relations. Under no circumstance should you disassemble or attempt to repair the unit by yourself? Contact information for HoMedics Consumer Relations Department can be found on the warranty page.
Note: These specifications are subject to change without notice.
LIMITED FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
HoMedics sells its products with the intent that they are free of defects in manufacture and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of original purchase, except as noted below. HoMedics warrants that its products will be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. This blood pressure monitor meets the simulated measurement cycles test requirement per EN1060-3, part 8.10. This warranty extends only to consumers and does not extend to Retailers.
To obtain warranty service on your HoMedics product, contact a Consumer Relations Representative by telephone at 1-800-466-3342 for assistance. Please make sure to have the model number of the product available.
HoMedics does not authorize anyone, including, but not limited to, Retailers, the subsequent consumer purchaser of the product from a Retailer or remote purchasers, to obligate HoMedics in any way beyond the terms set forth herein. This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or abuse; accident; the attachment of any unauthorized accessory; alteration to the product; improper installation; unauthorized repairs or modifications; improper use of electrical/power supply; loss of power; dropped product; malfunction or damage of an operating part from a failure to provide manufacturer’s recommended maintenance; transportation damage; theft; neglect; vandalism; or environmental conditions; loss of use during the period the product is at a repair facility or otherwise awaiting parts or repair; or any other conditions whatsoever that are beyond the control of HoMedics. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the country in which the product is purchased. A product that requires modifications or adoption to enable it to operate in any other country than the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved, and/or authorized, or repair of products damaged by these modifications is not covered under this warranty.
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