“Close to your heart, good for your heart” – Qardio releases data on blood pressure readings from the holidays

If you’re one of the 70 million American adults with hypertension, also known as high-blood pressure, there is a good chance you know the risks associated with the disease. I certainly have hypertension as it runs rampant in my family, and I do know I have to keep it under control to avoid kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.

Qardio knows that almost half of Americans with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under control, and have provided us with the QardioArm blood pressure monitor to help us gain control. Tens of thousands of the QardioArm are in use, as it is designed to easily measure, record and share your blood pressure data with your family or doctor using the Qardio App, compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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MEDICALLY ACCURATE

“QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor is clinically validated to accurately measure your systolic and diastolic blood pressure along with your heart rate. Easily perform a triple measurement average for the most precise feedback. QardioArm also has irregular heart beat detection and will store the data, providing your doctor with more actionable insights into your heart health.”

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Using tens of thousands of anonymized measurements taken by QardioArm blood pressure monitor users across the nation, Qardio accumulated data to show that Thanksgiving actually improves blood pressure. Thanksgiving is a time of enjoying spending time with loved ones, feasting on good food, taking time away from work and shopping until you drop. All around it is a fun time and the infographic proves that we Americans who have hypertension need more down time with loved ones.

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ALL INFOGRAPHICS_MEN vs WOMENAbove are data visualizations summarizing the effects of Thanksgiving holidays on systolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure followed a similar trend, with the average blood pressure for the month of November coming down from 132/80 to an average blood pressure of 128/72 on Thanksgiving Day.

At the end of the day, if you own a blood pressure monitor and use it, you clearly have taken a real effort in keeping your blood pressure under control. Kudos to you. For those of you who have not, go see a doctor, or check out devices like the QardioArm to prevent future problems with your heart, brain, and kidneys. Stick around for as many Thanksgivings as you can.

If you would like to learn more about the QardioArm, click here.

You can also buy it at Amazon.com.

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TECH SPECS

Weight

310g (0.68 lb) including batteries

Dimensions

140x68x38mm (5.5×2.7×1.5in) when closed

Power

4 x 1.5V batteries (size AAA), supplied

Operating Conditions

10~40C (50~104F) temperature,
15~90% relative maximum humidity

Storage Conditions

-25~70C (-13~158F) temperature,
10~95% relative maximum humidity

Measurement

Oscillometric method with autmatic inflation and
controlled pressure release valve

Measurement Range

40~250 mmHg for blood pressure,
40~200 beats/minute for pulse

Measurement Accuracy

Accuracy ±3mmHg or ±2% of readout value
for blood pressure. ±5% of readout for pulse

Measurement Resolution

1mmHg for blood pressure. 1 beat/min for pulse

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