Omron HEM7156 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor - NEW!

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Accuracy is one of the most important requirements in blood pressure monitoring. With IntelliWrap™ 360° accuracy, OMRON's HEM-7156 allows you to get accurate readings effortlessly regardless of how the cuff is worn at home. Get the same accuracy as you would in your doctor's office!

features

  • Intellisense Technology – Automatically applies the right amount of pressure for fast, accurate and more comfortable measurements

  • 60 Data Memory with Date & Time
  • 360º IntelliWrap™ Cuff (Medium to Large size cuff – 22-42cm) – Snaps easily onto your arm, allowing accurate readings
  • Cuff Wrapping Guide – Indicator confirms the cuff has been wrapped correctly on the user’s arm
  • Irregular Heartbeat Detection – If an irregular heartbeat is detected, an indicator icon will appear alerting the user to consult with a medical professional
  • Body Movement Detection – Alerts user if any body movement has occurred during the blood pressure reading
  • Hypertension Indicator– Alerts you if your blood pressure reading exceeds internationally recognised guidelines for normal home blood pressure levels
  • Average of last 3 readings– Exclusive technology displays the average of the last 2 or 3 readings taken within a 10 minute span
  • Storage case included
  • Power Source – 4 x AA Batteries
  • 5 Year Standard Warranty

  • Intellisense Technology – Automatically applies the right amount of pressure for fast, accurate and more comfortable measurements

  • 60 Data Memory with Date & Time
  • 360º IntelliWrap™ Cuff (Medium to Large size cuff – 22-42cm) – Snaps easily onto your arm, allowing accurate readings
  • Cuff Wrapping Guide – Indicator confirms the cuff has been wrapped correctly on the user’s arm
  • Irregular Heartbeat Detection – If an irregular heartbeat is detected, an indicator icon will appear alerting the user to consult with a medical professional
  • Body Movement Detection – Alerts user if any body movement has occurred during the blood pressure reading
  • Hypertension Indicator– Alerts you if your blood pressure reading exceeds internationally recognised guidelines for normal home blood pressure levels
  • Average of last 3 readings– Exclusive technology displays the average of the last 2 or 3 readings taken within a 10 minute span
  • Storage case included
  • Power Source – 4 x AA Batteries
  • 5 Year Standard Warranty

A blood pressure monitor is a device used to measure the amount of pressure in your arteries. Most blood pressure monitors have a sized cuff which wraps around the upper arm and inflates. Your blood pressure measurement is taken as the cuff slowly deflates. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis is an important aspect of looking after your heart health. A home blood pressure monitor is a helpful tool for patients with high blood pressure who want to monitor their blood pressure without having to see a healthcare professional each time.

There are two kinds of blood pressure monitors: manual, and digital. Most blood pressure monitors including home monitors are digital nowadays, and can measure blood pressure automatically (apart from placing the cuff on). A healthcare professional is generally needed to measure blood pressure using a manual blood pressure monitor.

The CPAP Clinic is a medical specialist group and a proud supplier of a range of home blood pressure monitors which patients can use to monitor their heart health. For any questions relating to our blood pressure monitors, we have clinicians able to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 1300 76 29 39 or emailing us on info@thecpapclinic.com.au.

 

What does blood pressure measure?

Blood pressure measures the amount of pressure in your arteries, given in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg). There are two blood pressure measurements: the first or top number which measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats (systolic pressure), and the second or bottom number which measures the pressure in your arteries between heartbeats (diastolic pressure). If your blood pressure reading is higher than 140/90 mmHg, you are considered to have high blood pressure.

How to use a blood pressure machine

For most automatic upper arm blood pressure monitors, you can follow these basic directions to measure blood pressure. If you want to monitor your blood pressure at home, there are plenty of home blood pressure monitors available. For more detailed instructions, please read the manual provided with your machine.

  • Sit upright on a chair with your legs uncrossed and feet flat on the floor, with your back and arm being supported
  • Remove tight-fitting clothing from your arm. Do not roll up a tight sleeve. Do not place the arm cuff over thick clothes
  • Wrap the sized cuff firmly in place around the left upper arm. Please see instruction manual if needing to use the right arm.
  • The bottom edge of the arm cuff should be 1 to 2 cm above your elbow
  • Any air tubing should be on the inside of your arm and aligned with your middle finger
  • Rest your arm on a table so that the arm cuff is at the same level as your heart
  • Ensure solid connection of the airplug and cuff to main unit
  • Ensure you remain still and do not talk during the measurement
  • Press the START/STOP button
  • The cuff will inflate and a result will display on the screen (approx. 30-60 secs)
  • The reading will be automatically saved in the memory

It is also important to remember to avoid bathing, drinking alcohol/caffeine, smoking, exercising and eating for 30 minutes before taking a measurement, and to rest for at least 5 minutes beforehand as well.

For a blood pressure measurement to be accurate, it is also important to make sure you are using the right sized cuff. Make sure you are using the recommended cuff size for your arm circumference. You may need to purchase a smaller or larger sized cuff with your machine to make sure you are getting an accurate reading.

If you see an irregular heartbeat symbol on blood pressure monitor, please consult your healthcare professional. An irregular heartbeat symbol on blood pressure monitors may indicate that your heart is not beating at a steady rhythm.

Does it matter which arm I use to measure my blood pressure?

You may find in monitoring your blood pressure that there are slight differences between measurements taken on either side of your body. This is very normal. Generally, it is recommended that you measure blood pressure on your non-dominant side so you can put on the sized cuff easily. However, if you are finding that your blood pressure measurement is differing by greater than 10 points between each arm, speak to a healthcare professional as this may be indicative of a circulation problem.

What is the best time to take blood pressure measurements?

Monitoring your blood pressure at the same time each day is important as your blood pressure will fluctuate during the day. To get an accurate reading, you should ideally avoid bathing, drinking alcohol/caffeine, smoking, exercising and eating for 30 minutes beforehand, and rest for at least 5 minutes. For those with high blood pressure, monitoring your blood pressure at two points during the day (ie morning and evening) may be helpful as a comparison. Your healthcare professional may also advise you on the best time to take blood pressure for your circumstance.

Which is better – a wrist or upper arm blood pressure monitor?

Upper arm blood pressure monitors are the most common BP monitors, but some people may also be interested in a wrist blood pressure monitor. Wrist blood pressure monitors may be particularly helpful for those who struggle to fit the sized cuff around their upper arm. However, taking blood pressure measurements with a wrist BP monitor can give a less accurate reading, and may require more training. If you are having difficulty with the arm cuff, consider buying a larger or smaller sized cuff to help. Speak to your healthcare professional about which option would be best for you.

A blood pressure monitor is a device used to measure the amount of pressure in your arteries. Most blood pressure monitors have a cuff which wraps around the upper arm and inflates. Your blood pressure measurement is taken as the cuff slowly deflates. Measuring your blood pressure on a regular basis is an important aspect of monitoring your heart health. A home blood pressure monitor is a helpful tool for patients with high blood pressure who want to keep track of their blood pressure without having to see a medical professional each time.

There are two kinds of blood pressure monitors: manual, and digital. Most blood pressure monitors including home monitors are digital nowadays, and can measure blood pressure automatically (apart from placing the cuff on). A medical professional is generally needed to measure blood pressure using a manual blood pressure monitor.

Omron Blood Pressure Monitors are some of the best at home blood pressure monitors available, and are produced under the strict quality system of Omron Healthcare. Omron makes some of the most accurate blood pressure monitors, which is shown by their worldwide success. The CPAP Clinic is a medical specialist group and a proud supplier of a range of Omron Blood Pressure monitors which patients can use at home. For any questions relating to our blood pressure monitors, we have clinicians able to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 1300 76 29 39 or emailing us on info@thecpapclinic.com.au.

 

Are Omron blood pressure monitors accurate?

All Omron blood pressure monitors are clinically proven accurate. They are accurate to within +/- 2 percent of your blood pressure, and +/- 5 percent of your pulse rate – meeting or exceeding the AAMI standards. Many healthcare professionals use Omron blood pressure monitors because they provide an accurate reading. 

Different types of Omron Blood pressure monitors

Omron offers a wide range of home blood pressure monitors including:

Depending on the model, Omron blood pressure monitors may also feature:

  • Cuff wrapping guides
  • Hypertension/high blood pressure indicators
  • Memory storage
  • Irregular heartbeat detection
  • Body movement detection
  • Displays the average of the last 3 reading

 

How long does an Omron Blood Pressure Monitor last?

Omron blood pressure monitors last for a long time, and require little maintenance. Omron offers a 5 year warranty on any of their automatic blood pressure monitors, giving you peace of mind. If you are concerned you blood pressure monitor is faulty or wrong, you can register the issue with Omron. However, blood pressure readings can vary depending on the time of day, what you have done, if you are using the correct cuff, and if you suffer from white coat hypertension (where you blood pressure is elevated when with your doctor). If your blood pressure monitor readings seem unusual, please speak to your GP or a healthcare professional.

How to use an Omron blood pressure machine

For Omron upper arm blood pressure monitors, follow these directions to measure your blood pressure. For more detailed instructions, please read the manual provided by Omron.

  • Sit upright on a chair with your legs uncrossed and feet flat on the floor, with your back and arm being supported
  • Remove tight-fitting clothing from your arm. Do not roll up a tight sleeve. Do not place the arm cuff over thick clothes
  • Wrap the arm cuff firmly in place around the left upper arm. Please see instruction manual if needing to use the right arm.
  • The bottom edge of the arm cuff should be 1 to 2 cm above your elbow
  • Any air tubing should be on the inside of your arm and aligned with your middle finger
  • Rest your arm on a table so that the arm cuff is at the same level as your heart
  • Ensure solid connection of the airplug and cuff to main unit
  • Ensure you remain still and do not talk during the measurement
  • Press the START/STOP button
  • The cuff will inflate and a result will display on the screen (approx. 30-60 secs)
  • The reading will be automatically saved in the memory

It is also important to remember to avoid bathing, drinking alcohol/caffeine, smoking, exercising and eating for 30 minutes before taking a measurement, and to rest for at least 5 minutes beforehand as well.

For a blood pressure measurement to be accurate, it is also important to make sure you are using the right size cuff. Make sure you are using the recommended size cuff for your arm circumference. You may need to purchase a smaller or larger size cuff with your machine to make sure you are getting an accurate reading.

 How often should I measure my blood pressure?

Follow your GPs recommendations on how often you should measure your blood pressure – they may also want you to measure your blood pressure at specific times. However, if you are not experiencing high blood pressure levels, regular readings 2-3 times a week are recommending to keep up your skills and monitor you heart health.