If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure then it is invaluable to have a blood pressure checker like the Omron HEM-780 to keep a check on a daily basis. By changing your diet and monitoring your blood pressure you will be able to see what foods and drinks are effecting your BP level. It is possible that you could reduce or eliminate the need for medication.
Omron HEM-780 Blood Pressure Monitor
The Omron HEM-780 Blood Pressure Monitor is an upper arm fitting that comes in 2 parts – the Display Unit and the Cuff. It was the first model fitted with Morning Hypertension Detection. (Morning Hypertension is when the blood pressure level is higher than normal for 2 or 3 hours after waking up). There are a high proportion of strokes and heart attacks at this time of day, so it is important to recognise this problem.
IntelliSense and the Comfit Cuff
The Omron HEM-780 comes with IntelliSense technology and the Comfit Cuff which are exclusive to the Omron series of blood pressure monitors. IntelliSense monitors the blood pressure level and inflates the cuff to the correct level to give accurate readings with the best possible comfort. When the reading is complete the cuff will automatically deflate. The Comfit Cuff is pre-formed which makes it easy to fit without assistance. It has markings on the cuff to indicate the position to fit the cuff, so it is virtually fool-proof. The cuff will fit a wide range of arm sizes – between 9″ and 17″
The Omron HEM-780 Display Unit has an angled front plate with a large digital readout, making it easy to read. The main measurements displayed are systolic (when the heart is beating), diastolic (heart resting between beats) and pulse. The Omron blood pressure monitors are renowned for their accuracy, but the Omron HEM-780 takes it one step further with 2 Averaging Modes to give further assurance.
TruRead Mode will take 3 readings with one minute intervals. The cuff will inflate and deflate automatically between readings. After the readings are completed the average will be displayed. Single Read Mode will look at the last 3 individual readings (providing they were taken within 10 minutes of each other) and display the average. The Average symbol is displayed to show this is not just a single reading.
The Omron HEM-780 will store readings for 2 users. It will allow up to 84 readings per user which are date and time stamped. After the 84 locations are full it will start to overwrite the oldest readings. (Make sure you take a note of any important readings before they are erased.) Up to 8 weeks of morning and evening averages can also be retained. There is also a facility to allow guest users, but the readings will not be stored.
The Omron HEM-780 is powered by 4 “AA” batteries, however it comes supplied with an AC adapter, so if you are using it in the home, the adapter will cut down on your battery usage. The unit comes complete with a Case for convenient storage.
If you are looking to buy a blood pressure checker, you will need to decide what features you require. There are many different makes and models of blood pressure monitors and Omron are one of the most popular manufacturers. Although there are cheaper alternatives it has to be kept in mind that the most important quality of any BP Monitor is accuracy. If you want the best, It would be difficult to find another with all of the features and accuracy of the Omron HEM-780.