Boots Pharmaceuticals Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor with Atrial Fibrillation Alert
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The Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor with Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) Alert is one of the most innovative monitors on the market as it’s able to accurately detect a leading cause of stroke. Approximately 20% of all strokes are caused by AFIB and around a million people in the UK suffer with the condition. Once detected, treatment can reduce the risk of stroke by 67% in those over 65yrs.
What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB)?
AFIB is the most common form of irregular heartbeat, and a leading cause of stroke. It occurs when rapid disorganised electrical signals are present in the heart’s two upper chambers, called the atria, causing them to contract quickly and irregularly (this is called fibrillation).
You can live with AFIB, but it can lead to other rhythm problems such as chronic fatigue, heart failure, or stroke.
Although there can be symptoms associated with AFIB, such as palpitations, many people have no symptoms and a doctor may not be able to detect it on a regular scheduled visit.
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How to use
Before using this product please read the instruction leaflet enclosed
AFIB alert is suitable for ages 50yrs+
Hazards and Cautions
AFIB can be intermittent which means it won't necessarily be caught by GP during your regular check up. Home screening can help.
This device may not detect Atrial Fibrillation in those with pacemakers or defibrillators.
Note: Before taking a measurement, you need to be relaxed and comfortably seated at a comfortable temperature; no bathing, drinking, smoke or exercise or eating for 60 minutes before taking a measurement.
Q. What arm size range does the cuff supplied with the device cover.
A. Your Blood Pressure Monitor is supplied with a cuff having a circumference of 22-42cm.
Q. The measurement result is extremely high (or low).
A: remove any clothing interfering with the arm cuff, re-apply the arm cuff a little tighter.
ensure you are still, seated in the correct position (see instructions) and not talking when taking a measurement. Ensure there are no other electrical devices within 30cm of the blood pressure monitor.
Q. Arm cuff pressure does not rise.
A. make sure the air tube is connected securely; if air is leaking from arm cuff, contact customer services
Q. Arm Cuff Deflates too soon
A. re-apply the arm cuff so it is firmly wrapped around the arm.
Q. Nothing happens when you push the Buttons?
A. Replace the batteries, ensuring they are inserted correctly. (Note: ensure correct batteries are used; please refer instruction manual, do not use rechargeable batteries).
Q. Have put new batteries in but the battery low symbol is still showing?
When new batteries are placed in the device the battery symbol stays lit until the unit runs through 1 test cycle.