It all comes down to the precision: If you want to monitor your blood pressure, you need a device with the best possible accuracy and which is easy to use. Thanks to their intelligent specifications, Veroval® blood pressure monitors prevent measurement errors, for example by helping you to check the correct cuff position which is essential for a correct result.
Many factors play a role in blood pressure measurement. These ten general rules help you to carry out the measurement correctly.
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:
|Results indicator ||Evaluation||Systolic pressure||Diastolic pressure|
|Red||Grade 3 hypertension||above 179 mmHg||and/or||above 109 mmHg|
|Orange||Grade 2 hypertension||160 - 179 mmHg||and/or||100 - 109 mmHg|
|Yellow||Grade 1 hypertension||140 - 159 mmHg||and/or||90 - 99 mmHg|
|Green||High normal||130 - 139 mmHg||and/or||85 - 89 mmHg|
|Green||Normal||120 - 129 mmHg||and/or||80 - 84 mmHg|
|Green||Optimal||up to 119 mmHg||and||up tp 79 mmHg|
- 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.