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We provide educational information for you to learn more about hypertension.

How to choose blood pressure monitor?

Please consult your physician or the supplier on the appropriate model of blood pressure monitor.

  • Prefer to use digital monitors with reading memory, it is easier for recording.
  • Make sure the cuff size fits your arm - the width of the cuff should cover two-thirds of the upper arm. It should be long enough to encircle the whole arm.
  • People with brawnier arm or overweight may need to use bigger cuffs

Please consult your physician or the supplier on the appropriate model of blood pressure monitor.

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Benefits of lowering Blood Pressure

Antihypertensive therapy has been associated with reduction in stroke incidence 35-40%.

  • Antihypertensive therapy has been associated with reduction in stroke incidence 35-40%, MI 20-25%, heart failure >50%.
  • In patients with Stage 1 Hypertension and additional CV risk factor, achieving a sustained 12mmHg reduction in SBP over 10yrs will prevent 1 death for every 11 pts treated.
  • In the presence of CVD or target organ damage, only 9 patients would require such blood pressure reduction to prevent a death.

How to check blood pressure at home?

Just 5 steps needed.

Continuous and regular monitoring blood pressure can gather more information for antihypertensive medications, improving patient adherence with therapy, and in evaluating white-coat hypertension.

Home Measuring Blood Pressure Steps:

Step 1: Sit comfortably with your back supported and rest for 15 minutes before measurement.

Step 2: Make sure your arm is supported at an even level with heart.

Step 3: Roll up the sleeve and wrap the cuff on your arm 2 cm above the elbow (approximately two finger-breadths). Tubing is placed at the centre of your arm facing the front, and that the sensor is correctly placed.

Step 4: Adjust cuff Check that the tightness of the cuff is appropriate (able to just slip two fingertips beneath the cuff).

Step 5: After completing the first measurement, release cuff pressure completely and record the reading. After resting, obtain another reading. Allow an interval of at least 1 minute between the two measurements.

For recording, we suggest to use an electronic blood pressure monitor with automated memory and BHS/EHS certificate. Keep monitoring and recording blood pressure can assist you to control your hypertension.