New Delhi, January 12, 2016: Omron Healthcare has brought two new Blood Pressure Monitors (BPM) to India --HEM-7270 and HEM-7124 -- with inbuilt unique Intellisence Technology to inflate and deflate at the optimum level for each individual user which offers accurate reading.
Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7270 also detects irregular heartbeat besides indicating Blood pressure level bar. The cuff wrapping guide indicates ‘OK’, if 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 4990, will be available on Flipkart, Amazon.in and Paytm by the end of this month.
Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7124 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 INR 2180, it
Says Masuda, Managing Director, Omron Healthcare India: “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 easy interpretation of results that can aid patients in taking preventive measures in case the readings are higher than normal.”
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% are not even aware that they suffer from high blood pressure. 42% of the population suffers from uncontrolled hypertension despite medication, 25% 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.