A&D AFIB+ TECHNOLOGY IN BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS
The new, unique Afib+ technology allows patient screening for both Irregular HeartBeat and Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
The A&D UA-767S-W and UA-767S sets the standard for personal use. It benefits from 2nd generation IHB technology, which now measures the frequency of IHB (Irregular Heart Beat) detection shown by icons and divided into different grades. This now enables the user/clinician to see how often IHB has been detected indicating the level of risk to the patient.
The ICGP has published a new document (February 2020) addressing the practical use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in atrial fibrillation in general practice. Click here to read the full document: Practical use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS) in Atrial Fibrillation in General Practice
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is not only a major risk factor for stroke, it also causes heart failure and cardiovascular death.(1-4). An evaluation of the new algorithm for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) using a home blood pressure monitor. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2017. Read more.
Simple and easy to use blood pressure measurement
The UA-767S is the successor of the UA-767 series and sets the standard for personal use. This monitor is easy to use and features the %IHB function with memory upgraded to 60 readings.
The frequency of IHB (Irregular Heart Beat) detection is divided into different grades and shown by icons. You can see how often IHB has been detected (indicating the level of risk). If the grade is high, you should consult a doctor immediately. This %IHB function is for monitoring purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis.
To help attain an accurate blood pressure measurement, A&D monitors come with Cuff Fit and Movement Error indicators which light up when the cuff is applied too loosely or the user is moving, both of which can impact on the accuracy of the readings.
With a 60 reading memory capacity, the UA-767S provides an average of readings to try to eliminate the effect of anomalous measurements. This is useful because blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day, for example, after eating, exercise or smoking.
Features of the A&D’s Blood Pressure Monitor with AFIB (UA-767S)
- Upper Arm Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
- A&D Medical’s most popular blood pressure monitor
- Percentage IHB/AFib Indicator – to show frequency of Irregular Heartbeat / AFib Detection
- Cuff Fit Error Indicator – lights up to show when the cuff is fitted too loosely
- Movement Error Indicator – lights up to show when the user is moving in a way that will affect the measurement
- WHO Blood Pressure Classification Indicator – compares the user’s blood pressure against the WHO BP Classification scale
- 60-memory + Average Reading – provides an average blood pressure reading
- Ideal for home and family use
- Latex and metal free cuffs
- Cuff Options:
- 1. Latex-free and metal-free standard cuff (UA-767S : 22-32cm)
- 2. Latex-free wide range cuff (UA-767S-W : 22-42cm
- This is a special offer product and it is not valid with any other offer / or cannot be combined with any other offer/discount.
AFIB MONITOR – WHAT IS AFIB
Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a heart condition thats causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and often abnormally fast heart rate. It increases the risk of a blood clot forming inside the heart. If the blood clot travels to the brain, it can lead to a stroke. People with Atrial Fibrillation are 5 times more likely to suffer a stroke. The good news is 66% of AFib strokes can be averted with treatment.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
With Atrial Fibrillation, the hearts upper chambers will contract randomly and sometimes at high speed to the point where the heart muscle cannot relax properly between contractions.
Normally, the muscular walls will contract to force blood out and around the body, then relax so the heart can fill with blood again.
The cause of this is not fully known but tends to affect people over the age of 65. It can be triggered by certain situations, such as excessively drinking alcohol and smoking. There is no hard and fast rule however, as perfectly healthy people can experience Atrial Defibrillation.
SYMPTOMS OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (AFIB)
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling faint
TREATING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
With appropriate treatment, the risk of a stroke can be substantially reduced.
It is possible to be treated by your GP and be given blood thinning medications to reduce the likelihood of blood clots. Anticoagulant medicines make the blood take longer to clot, making it a vital part of helping prevent strokes.
In more extreme cases, you may be referred to a Cardiologist, or more specifically, a cardiac Electrophysiologist. They will focus on your hearts timing, electrical system, or diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias.
PREVENTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
As is fairly standard, the main way to prevent Atrial Fibrillation is by maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. This includes exercising, avoiding excessive drinking, not smoking, and eating a healthy diet.
If you have concerns about your heart rate and blood pressure, visit your GP. They may recommend purchasing a blood pressure monitor to keep an eye on certain levels. Make an appointment with your GP if you notice a sudden change in your heartbeat or your heart rate is consistently lower than 60 or above 100.
A&D’s unique AFib+ technology provides a screening tool for both an Irregular Heartbeat (IHB) and Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). This technology is now available on A&Ds UA-767S blood pressure monitor. The UA-767S is known for its ease of use, new feature percentage IHB is installed and the number of memory has been upgraded to 60.