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Accuracy; Measurement Method; Special Conditions; Special Features - Walgreens BA-716W Owner's Manual

Automatic inflate blood pressure monitor
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Accuracy

Walgreens monitors have been clinically tested against a
scientific device called a sphygmomanometer, considered the
gold standard in blood pressure measurement. All Walgreens
monitors have performed equivalent to measurements taken
with this scientific device and are within the accuracy limits
prescribed by the American National Standard for Electronic
or Automated Sphygmomanometers.

Measurement Method

Walgreens monitors measure blood pressure and pulse by
using what's called an oscillometric method, meaning they
measure the fluctuations in pressure. This is done by first
wrapping a fitted cuff around the upper arm. The monitor
then automatically fills the cuff with air creating pressure
around the arteries inside of the arm. Mounted inside of the
cuff is a special gauge that is capable of sensing the small
oscillations (fluctuations) in pressure. These fluctuations are
produced as a result of the pressure the cuff has placed
around the arm and are, in a basic sense, the arteries pulsing
(getting larger and smaller) with each beat. The monitor then
measures how high and how quickly these pulses occur and
converts that information into a digital value. A special valve,
called an electrode, deflates the monitor automatically when
the measurement is complete.
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Special Conditions

All Walgreens blood pressure monitors are safe and accurate
to use with arrhythmias such as atrial or ventricular premature
beats and atrial fibrillation.

Special Features

Noise Control System
A unique low-noise, rolling pump allows our monitors to offer
quiet inflation.
Large Three Row Display
A large LCD displays the time, date and your blood pressure -
systolic over diastolic - to make measuring your blood pressure
easy to read.
Memory Feature
Your Walgreens Automatic Inflate monitor features a 2 party
memory capability or 2 "zones" - each zone stores 48
measurements for a total capacity of 96 measurements. This
unique feature allows 2 users to use and store their blood
pressure readings separately on one monitor!
Time and Date Indications
This monitor automatically keeps track of the time and date
for easy reference.
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