Category archives: Blood Pressure Monitor

Diastolic blood pressure (negative pressure), what does that mean?

Diastolic blood pressure is the blood pressure measured between two heartbeats. It is also called negative pressure. This is the lowest blood pressure in the blood vessels and is measured when the heart relaxes. A healthy diastolic blood pressure is between 60 and 80 mmHg. If your diastolic pressure is too high, it may indicate an elevated […]

Systolic blood pressure (top pressure), what does that mean?

Systolic blood pressure is the top value in a blood pressure reading. This value indicates how much pressure the blood exerts on the walls of the arteries when the heart contracts. This value is also called upper pressure. It is the top value measured in a blood pressure measurement. the other is diastolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure is […]

What is Pulse Pressure?

Pulse pressure, also known as pulse pressure (PP), is an important indicator of the health of the heart and blood vessels. It is the difference between systolic blood pressure (the pressure in the arteries during the heartbeat) and diastolic blood pressure (the pressure in the arteries during the resting phase of the heart). The pulse pressure depends […]

What is Tachycardia?

Tachycardia is a heart rhythm disorder in which the heart beats faster than normal. A normal heart rhythm is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. In tachycardia, the heart beats faster than 100 beats per minute. There are different types of tachycardia, including sinus tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. Sinus tachycardia is an increased heart rate caused by the sinus node, the […]

Cardiac arrhythmias, what are they?

A cardiac arrhythmia is a recurring abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat. It is an abnormality in the stimulus conduction system, an electrical network that controls the pinching movement of the heart muscle. This can cause the heartbeat to be too fast, too slow or irregular. Your heart rate is constantly adjusting. For example, you have a low heart rate when you calmly […]

What is Bradycardia?

Bradycardia is a condition in which the heart beats too slowly (low heart rate). Normally, the heart beats about 60 to 100 times per minute. In bradycardia, the heart rate is less than 60 beats per minute. A heartbeat is caused by the contraction of the heart muscle. This happens because the sinus node, a nerve node located in […]

Children's blood pressure values

As with adults, a child's blood pressure can be either too high (hypertension) or too low (hypotension). Regular blood pressure measurements are therefore also of great importance in children. What are normal values ​​for a child's blood pressure? The table below gives an overview of the upper limit of normal values ​​for the blood pressure of […]

Difference between Omron X7 Smart and Omron M7 Intelli IT (2020 model)

We are regularly asked what the difference is between the Omron X7 Smart and the Omron M7 Intelli IT (model 2020). These are both relatively new blood pressure monitors that are very similar in appearance and functionalities. The Omron X7 Smart was introduced in November 2019. The Omron M7 Intelli IT (model 2020) was introduced […]

Which cuff is suitable for my blood pressure monitor?

Getting a new cuff for your blood pressure monitor seems easy but can sometimes be tricky. Unfortunately, there are no universal cuffs that are suitable for multiple blood pressure monitor brands. Each brand has its own type of connection and determines how high the pressure is within a cuff. In addition, within certain brands there are also [...]