Re: blood pressure moniter

Carolyn Arnold

I made up a chart for my (now deceased husband) that had
date/time; blood pressure; pulse rate - all in columns. He'd
take his reading and mark the chart and would take it to the
doctor's office. This was before his heart surgery, and his
pressures were running very high.

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I didn't have to set up anything on the speak to me unit.
I'm sure you can set up some sort of profile for you, in
terms of seeing information under your name or something
similar, such as user 1. But I'm the only user. Andd I
have access to the memory, which allows me to go back and
see a lot of previous readings. Because I didn't set up a
profile, they weren't marked in any way as to time and day,
which I suspect is done with a profile. But if I take three
measurements in a certain morning and I want to check them,
I can go through and hear those measurements. The memory
goes back much further.

The machine isn't ideal because you can't set up a profile
by yourself but it is very adequate and completely
accessible for performing its main function. If you want
perfection, you often won't get something that is very

Regarding accuracy of measure, proper instructions tell you
to take three measurements of blood pressure for each
session. I don't recall how far apart they should be
spaced. I often take three.

As far as the white coat syndrome is concerned, that refers
to some peoples' reaction when having their pressure taken
in a doctor's office. I suppose some people might be
anxious at home, but I would think they would know it.

Where I find a home unit especially helpful is in the
following two areas:
It helps me know if the medicines, at the doses prescribed,
are working adequately or reasonably. That helps me tailor
the dose with the doctor in a timely manner.

Another very important use I find is that I can regulate and
really get a senbse of whether I've eaten too much salty
food, depending on whether my blood pressure goes up too

I keep track of my sodium but this sort of monitoring helps
me know, in my case, not just from a general rule, about
what my daily limit should be.

----- Original Message -----

From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 2:46 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

Yes, indeed, the arm blood pressure monitors are far more
accurate. That said, blood pressure monitors never truly
give the same readings no matter how many times you run a
test. For example, someone could have the blood pressure
checked and it could be in the high hell; for such folks,
just wait a few seconds or about a minute and check again, a
different reading will be obtained. People who have what is
typically labelled White Collar Syndrome will usually have
their readings skying through the roofs at initial read.

My company has always wanted to carry for sale talking blood
pressure monitors; I personally had the honor and pleasure
of testing two such devices when the company was approached
by its makers. In fact, company still has these two demo
units on its shelf and I still play ball with them now and

I didn't make a decision as to whether or not my company
will agree to be a reseller of the monitors I tested. Why?
Despite reading the instructions a thousand times over, I
didn't figure out an easy way of getting them set up.
I suggested to the two makers to consider a different
implementation of the speech readout; no, they weren't open
to that idea. I also told them that I didn't want the
selling price to go past $50 minus shipping should that be
necessary. No, my view did not count! They would sell the
product to my company at $58.75; hmm, not enough room for a
mark-up that will not break too many banks!

Ok, I let out too many secrets; so back to my hiding tent I
go! But just before I run, I agree with Gene's comments
that a reading comparison of some kind be done at a doctor's
office in order to help determine whether or not the
readings will be reasonably reliable. Anyhow, I keep
talking to blood pressure makers with the hope that my
company and I will stumble on one that we can put through
the torture test before announcing its availability to the
general public. Indeed, got to make a penny and a farthing
over there to stay employed, but, no, conscience won't let
me sell something that does not satisfy the torture test in
my covert chambers.

Denver, Colorado

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