The Veroval® Duo Control Blood Pressure Monitor measures correctly – even in the case of cardiac arrhythmia thanks to the unique Duo Sensor Technology.
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To determine your blood pressure, two values have to be measured:
- SYS – systolic (upper) blood pressure – this is generated when the heart contracts and blood is pumped into the blood vessels.
- DIA – diastolic (lower) blood pressure – this is produced when the heart relaxes and fills up with blood again.
The measured values for blood pressure are displayed in mmHg.
To better evaluate the results, Veroval® blood pressure monitors offer a traffic light colour system that directly describes the results to enable easier categorisation of the measured value. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) & European Society of Hypertension (ESH) have developed the following summary for classifying blood pressure values:
- Established hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as having a systolic value of at least 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic value of at least 90 mmHg.
- Generally, blood pressure is described as being too low (hypotension) when the blood pressure value is less than 105 mmHg (systolic) and 60 mmHg (diastolic). However, the threshold between normal and low blood pressure (hypotension) is not as accurately specified as the threshold for high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypotension may be indicated by symptoms such as dizziness, tiredness, tendency to faint, visual disorders or a high pulse rate. In order to ensure that hypotension or the associated symptoms are not signs of a serious illness, a doctor should be consulted in the event of doubt.
The decision about which type of blood pressure monitor to use is mostly a matter of personal preferences. Regarding the requirements for technical measurement accuracy, clinical tests and tests for legal conformity, there are no differences between wrist and upper arm devices, so basically you could use every Veroval® blood pressure monitor.
However, there are certain advantages to each of the device types which you can consider when making your decision:
If you already suffer from cardiovascular diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, the upper arm blood pressure monitor Veroval® duo control should be your first choice for measuring your blood pressure daily. To ensure high precision even with cardiac arrhythmias, the Veroval® duo control measures blood pressure with DUO SENSOR technology
In addition to cardiac arrhythmias, we recommend upper arm devices for people with vascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and for users over the age of 60. Due to the constriction of the vessels, it is easier to obtain more accurate values with upper arm devices. For accurate blood pressure readings, the correct position of the cuff at heart level during the measurement is very important. This is particularly easy with an upper arm device, as it is already ensured when the cuff is applied to the arm. For users who are unable or find it difficult to apply an upper arm cuff, a wrist device is recommended. Reasons for this can be too-large upper arms, obesity, or limited mobility.
In case you are not affected with either one of the conditions mentioned above, and you are looking for an easy to handle device, a wrist blood pressure monitor offers fast measurement and convenient handling. For your best personal health, we recommend choosing the model you feel most comfortable with, because what matters most is that you measure your blood pressure frequently and regularly at home.
There are many behavioural risk factors for the development of hypertension, including:
- Consumption of food containing too much salt and fat, and not eating enough fruit and vegetables
- Tobacco use
- Harmful levels of alcohol use
- Physical inactivity and lack of exercise
- Poor stress management
In addition, there are several metabolic factors, including:
- High cholesterol
- Being overweight or obese
Secondary causes might be:
- Kidney disease
- Endocrine disease
- Malformations of blood vessels
- Preeclampsia (hypertension that occurs in some women during pregnancy)
In some cases there is no known specific cause for hypertension. Genetic factors may play a role.
Cardiovascular risk is a person's risk of developing a cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The exact cause of CVD isn't clear, but there are lots of things that can increase the risk of getting it. These are called "risk factors". The more risk factors you have, the greater your chances of developing CVD.
The main risk factors for CVD are outlined below.
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Being overweight or obese
- Family history of CVD
- Ethnic background
- Other risk factors (e.g. age, gender, diet, alcohol)
The more of these risk factors apply, the higher the cardiovascular risk.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. CVDs are usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. They can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.
There are many different types of CVD. Four of the main types are:
- Coronary heart disease
- Strokes and transient ischaemic attack
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Aortic disease
Your blood pressure values change naturally many times a day. Most fluctuations are normal and caused for example by the time of the day, physical activity, stress or weather. Our internal clock influences and controls the daily sequence of many processes in our body, including blood pressure.
Fluctuations are therefore natural, and blood pressure usually has a daily pattern with two natural peaks during the course of the day:
Morning: blood pressure reaches its highest level, usually in the first two hours after awakening.
Noon to early afternoon: values drop slightly.
Evening: blood pressure rises again and reaches a second high point.
Night: blood pressure drops to its lowest level, which is often about 10 to 15 % lower than the daytime value.
Veroval® blood pressure monitors follow the recommendations of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and differentiate between measurements taken in the morning and those taken in the evening. With this information, your doctor is more likely to identify the right treatment for you if you should need medical treatment for high blood pressure.
If you notice irregular or high fluctuations in your daily blood pressure, there is an increased risk of circulatory disease, which should be checked by your doctor.