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Risk Category Index; Irregular Heartbeat Detector - Walgreens WGNBPA-755BT User 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. 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
icon on the screen.
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
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