What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in arteries that is needed to keep blood flowing through the body. High blood pressure develops if the walls of the larger arteries lose their natural elasticity and become rigid, and the smaller blood vessels become narrower.
A blood pressure measurement is made up of two parts: systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure (SBP) occurs during heart contraction and diastolic pressure (DBP) during the period of heart relaxation between beats. This is why a measurement is expressed as one figure “over” another, for example, 140/90 mm Hg (SBP/DBP).
Eleven golden rules of blood pressure measurement.
- Always measure at the same time
- Don’t consume coffee or smoke cigarettes an hour before measuring your blood pressure
- Measure after a rest period of approximately two to three minutes resting, while sitting relaxed
- Don’t measure if you have a strong urge to urinate.
- Study the manual before measuring
- When using the wrist device, hold the cuff as high as your heart whilst measuring
- Don’t move during the measurement process
- Don’t talk during the measurement process
- Rest for one to two minutes in between the measurements, to allow the veins to relax
- Enter the values into your personal blood pressure diary
- Measure your blood pressure regularly, even if your blood pressure has improved
Blood Pressure Monitors
The wrist device provides reliable and easy monitoring – especially handy for active persons who want to keep track of their blood pressure while travelling. Not suitable for users over 65.
Tensoval® duo control
The Tensoval® duo control combines two innovative measuring methods together with an improved user friendliness, enabling optimal control of blood pressure at home. If you suffer from cardiac arrhythmia or severe hypertension, Tensoval® duo control guarantees accurate checking of blood pressure levels.
The semi-automatic blood pressure monitor uses intelligent measuring technology to take rapid and reliable measurement of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as pulse rate.