Easy@Home Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor-EBP-095 Q&A
When ventricles contract and pump blood out of the heart, the blood pressure reaches its maximum value in the cycle, which is systolic pressure. When the ventricles relax, the blood pressure reaches its minimum value in the cycle, which is called diastolic pressure.
The chart below is the standard blood pressure classification published by American Heart Association (AHA).
American Heart Association Home Guideline for Upper Limit of Normal BP.
Tip: Make sure you set the BP measurements to what is comfortable for you. BP can be read in mmHg and kPa on the monitor.
An inconsistent blood pressure reading could occur if:
The cuff is not on properly:
The cuff should be fastened around the upper arm.
Position the tube off center, toward the inner side of your arm with your palm facing up, the tube should be in line with the little finger.
Make sure the cuff is on snug, but you should be able to insert one finger between the cuff and your arm.
This will ensure that when the unit is turned on, the cuff has the proper room to expand.
The measurement is being performed inaccurately:
Rest for 5 minutes before taking a measurement.
Sit comfortably with your legs uncrossed, your feet flat on the floor, and your back and arm supported.
Do Not Take A Measurement:
- Within 1 hour of eating or drinking.
- After smoking, drinking coffee, or drinking tea.
- Within 20 minutes after taking a bath.
- While talking or moving your fingers.
- In a very cold environment.
- When you need to go to the bathroom.
Tip: When first using the blood pressure monitor, or after changing the battery, try taking 2 to 3 readings for an average. Wait at least 3 minutes in between each measurement.
Your blood pressure varies throughout the day, it is also affected by the way you attach the cuff, and the measurement position. It is recommended to take your blood pressure under similar conditions to achieve consistent results to best track your blood pressure.
Tip: Taking you blood pressure too often, in too short of a time period, will lead to inaccurate results. Wait at least 3 minutes between each measurement.
There is a "white coat effect" at clinics and hospitals which tend to result in higher results than those taken at home. To best compare, we recommend you bring your monitor to your next doctors's appointment, and use your monitor to keep the readings consistent.
Tip: Your blood pressure varies during a 24 hour period due to factors such as weather, emotion, exercise , etc.
When you take your blood pressure at home, we would like to share with you some of the best practices:
Sit quietly and rest for at least 5 minutes before measruring. If you feel anxious, please take 2-3 deep breaths to relax yourself until you fully calm down.
Make sure you position cuff edge 3/4 - 11/4 inches(2-3cm) above elbow, so the center of the cuff should be at the same level as the right atrium of the heart.
The cuff should be snug but not too tight. You should be able to insert one or two fingers between the cuff and your arm.
Sit comfortably with your arm resting on a flat surface, make sure the cuff is at the same height as your heart.
An irregular heartbeat is detected when a heartbeat rhythm varies while the unit is measuring the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
HOW: During each measurement the device records the heartbeat intervals and determines the standard deviation. If the calculated value is larger than or equal to 15, the irregular heartbeat symbol appears when the measurement results are displayed.
Tip: The appearance of the Irregular Heart Beat icon indicates that a pulse irregularly consistent with an irregular heartbeat was detected during the 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 cardiac examination, but serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.
It is ok for both arms as long as you are using the same arm each time for consistent results. It is a bit different where you place the tube for most accurate measurements if you use different arms. No matter which arm you are measuring , you should position the artery Symbol “ɸ” over the main artery. Locate the main artery by pressing with two fingers approximately 1inch(2cm) above the bend of your elbow on the inside of your arm. Identify where the pulse can be felt the strongest. Below is a more specific guidance on this:
If you are using your right arm, position the tube at the left side of you elbow. Be careful not to lean on the tube with your arm.
If you are using your left arm then position the tube off-center toward the inner side of arm in line with the little finger.
Steps for recalling memory:
1. When the monitor is off, please press the "MEM" button to show the average value of the latest readings.
2. Press the "MEM" or "SET" button to scroll through the records. Date and time will appear alternately below the "Pulse" reading. Up to 60 records will be stored under each ID.
3. If you want to check another user's records, press the "START/STOP" button to turn off the monitor when it is in the memory recall mode. Next, press the "SET" button, and the user icon will be shown, then press the "SET" button to select the desired user ID. Press the "MEM" button to review the selected user's records.
4. Press the "START/STOP" button to turn off the monitor. Otherwise, the monitor. Otherwise, the monitor will automatically shut off after 1 minute.
Steps for deleting the records:
1. If you want to delete all of the stored readings, press and hold the "MEM" button for 3 seconds, and when the monitor is in the memory mode, "dEL ALL" will show. If you want to delete the latest result, hold the "SET" button for 3 seconds, and when the monitor is in the memory mode, "dEL ONE" will show.
2. Press the "MEM" button to confirm you would like to delete, and the monitor will turn off automatically.
3. If you do NOT want to delete the records, press the "START/STOP" button or the "SET" button to exit.
The monitor operates at 6VDC while in battery power mode with 4 AA batteries. Only use an AC adaptor with the following specifications; Input: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 0.3A Max, Output: 6V-1000mA.
Tip: We do not currently sell AC adaptors, but plan to sell them in the near future.