Omron Healthcare has announced the launch of two new Blood Pressure Monitors (BPM) HEM-7270 and HEM-7124 with inbuilt unique Intellisence Technology developed by Omron Healthcare that enables Omron blood pressure monitors to inflate and deflate at the optimum level for each individual user which offers an accurate reading. The devices will be available online across the country, through Omron partner e-commerce portals.
Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7270
A premium category blood pressure monitor, HEM 7270 also detects irregular heartbeat beside indicating Blood pressure level bar. The cuff wrapping guide indicates ‘OK’ if the cuff is wrapped snugly and in the right location. The device is designed primarily for first-time users in their 40s and 50s to provide direct guidelines to ease the user’s exp. & improve quality of care. The device has memory for 60 readings with date and time and is priced at Rs 4,990, will be available on Flipkart, Amazon.in and Paytm by the end of this month.
Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7124
Priced at Rs 2180, it is a basic blood pressure monitor with easy, one-touch operation. The monitor has memory to store the last captured reading and indicates in case the blood pressure is higher than normal limits. It also indicates Hypertension and detects irregular heartbeat. The device will be available on Amazon.in.
At the launch, Masuda, Managing Director, Omron Healthcare India said, “Hypertension is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in India and a majority of patients are unaware that they suffer from it. Therefore it is important to go for regular check-ups and once detected, monitor blood pressure frequently at home. The easy to use Omron monitors not only measure blood pressure but also detect irregular heartbeats. The blood pressure level Indicator helps in the easy interpretation of results that can aid patients in taking preventive measures in case the readings are higher than normal.”
“The future of healthcare is ‘preventive’, he added.
Patients should regularly monitor their blood pressure in order to control it before serious issues arise. In fact, the first reading of the day, immediately after a patient wakes up is the most critical and gives the correct measure of blood pressure. It is only possible to take this reading at home through a personal monitoring device, then at a clinic. Using a personal blood pressure monitor also increases patient compliance by enabling measurement at the comfort of their home with one-touch operation
India has the highest burden of cardiovascular disease, majorly impacting the productive workforce from 35–65 years. As per the Cardiological Society of India (CSI), one-third of Indians are suffering from hypertension, of whom 60 percent are not even aware that they suffer from high blood pressure. 42 percent of the population suffers from uncontrolled hypertension despite medication, 25 percent people between the ages of 31-45 years suffer from undetected hypertension. Preventive healthcare is picking up as a preferred way to manage health issues in India. – Deccan Chronicle