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Risk Category Index; Irregular Heartbeat Detector - Walgreens WGNBPA-940A Manual

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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.
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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
Important Information:
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.
Irregular
Heartbeat
Detector
icon on the screen.
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