Wrist Doctor Blood Pressure Monitor
O.K. I'll admit to being old enough to care what my blood pressure is. Before, it was just two numbers I didn't understand. Now I know the top number measures "systolic" pressure, or the pressure exerted by the heart to push blood (and life-giving oxygen) out through your arteries. And the bottom number measures "diastolic", or the pressure generated to fill the heart with blood. You want the top number to significantly exceed the bottom. And naturally, you'd like both to be lower, not higher. But too much stress, clogged arteries, poor diet, and high salt intake can all conspire to elevate blood pressure. So monitoring your blood pressure is a great way to gain a window into your general health. But until now, bulky armband units of questionable accuracy meant you really had to go to the doctor to check your blood pressure. Our compact digital monitor slips over your wrist like a watch. Automatically inflates to the correct pressure, then quickly deflates for more comfort, taking readings as it deflates. So sensitive, Wrist Doctor will detect an irregular heartbeat, alerting you to a possible future stroke. Large LCD shows blood pressure and pulse, with 30-day memory for two users. Approved by the German Hypertension League, respected in the medical community for its rigorous and exacting standards. Uses 4 AA's (not included).