Blood Pressure Monitors FAQs

Blood Pressure Monitors FAQs2017-05-25T15:09:31-04:00
How accurate are the readings that I get form my Physio Logic® blood pressure monitor?2017-05-25T14:46:07-04:00

Blood pressure measurements determined with Physio Logic® are equivalent to those obtained by a trained observer using cuff / stethoscope auscultation method, within limits prescribed by the American National Standard for Electronic or Automatic Sphygmomanometers (ANSI / AAMI SP-10).

Why do the readings that I get using my Physio Logic® monitor differ from those taken at my doctor’s office?2017-05-25T14:45:01-04:00

Blood pressure fluctuates all the time! Blood pressure changes over the month and throughout the day. At home readings may also be very different from your doctor’s readings due to a phenomenon called “white coat hypertension”. This is defined as an increased blood pressure measurement that results from various influences in the professional environment, for example patient anxiety.

How do I know if my readings are too high (or too low)? What is a normal reading?2017-05-25T14:43:51-04:00

It is important that your consult with your physician regularly. Your physician will tell you your normal blood pressure range as well as the point at which you would be considered at risk.

The Joint National Committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure has developed a blood pressure standard, according to which areas of low and high-risk blood pressure are identified. This is a guideline as blood pressure varies among different people and different groups.

Blood Pressure For Adults Age 18 and Older

Blood Pressure For Adults Age 18 and Older

How long should I wait between readings? Why?2017-05-25T14:40:52-04:00

If you need to retake a reading, wait at least 5 minutes to allow your circulation to return to normal.

Your body may require more rest for your engorged blood vessels to return to normal, depending on your individual physiological characteristics.

Why should I log my readings?2017-05-25T14:34:23-04:00

Taken regularly, your measurement records may assist your physician in evaluating your condition and treatment. You can download and print a BP chart from this web site.

The readings that I get from my Physio Logic® Blood Pressure Monitor fall within the range for "normal" blood pressure. Can I stop taking my medication?2017-05-25T14:33:23-04:00

Your physician may have prescribed medication and/or lifestyle changes to manage your blood pressure. If you experience any new symptoms or if your readings change, consult with your physician before making any changes to your treatment program.

What is blood pressure (hypertension)?2017-05-25T14:29:03-04:00

Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the arterial wall while blood flows through the arteries. The pressure measured when the heart contracts and sends blood out of the heart is the systolic pressure (higher number). The pressure measured when the heart dilates with blood flowing back into the heart is called diastolic pressure (lower number).

High blood pressure’s (hypertension) strong correlation with cardiovascular diseases and high morbidity has made measuring blood pressure a necessity of identifying those at risk.

What is the warranty of the Physio Logic® Blood Pressure Monitors?2017-09-06T16:17:03-04:00

Your Physio Logic® Blood Pressure Monitor is guaranteed for 2 years.

AMG Medical Inc. warrants the Physio Logic® Blood Pressure Monitors to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the original user. This warranty is valid for the original purchaser only. Any alterations, abuse, misuse or accidental damage voids this warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. For replacement or repair under warranty, please call our customer service department at 1-800-363-2381. AMG Medical Inc. reserves the right to replace or repair any part that has become defective.

Can I use this blood pressure monitor if I have a pacemaker?2017-05-25T14:30:46-04:00

Yes. Physio Logic® blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method to detect blood pressure. This means they detect your blood’s movement through your brachial artery and convert the movement into a digital reading. The function of a pacemaker is to stimulate the heart to resume a steady beat, or to restore the rhythm of the heart. Therefore, as long as the monitor is able to pick up the vibration of the flow of blood through your arteries it will give you an accurate reading.

When the cuff deflates, I get an error message. What does this mean?2017-05-25T13:45:46-04:00

An error message (EE) can appear for various reasons:

• Incorrect cuff placement
Refer to your Instruction Manual for proper cuff positioning.

• Movement or talking during measurement
During a measurement you should be seated quietly and comfortably, and not speak. Refer to your Quick Reference Guide for steps to follow for accurate measurements.

• Over or under inflation of cuff
The cuff should be inflated to approximately 30 to 40 mmHg above your average systolic pressure. For example, if your blood pressure is normally 120/80, you should inflate the cuff to approximately 150 to 160 mmHg.

• Not waiting long enough between subsequent measurements
If you need to retake a reading, wait at least 5 minutes to allow your circulation to return to normal.

Can I use an adapter with this machine? If so, where can I get one?2017-05-25T12:31:38-04:00

The Physio Logic® BP models 106-930, 106-934 and 106-950 are able to operate with an A/C adapter or with batteries. If you need to buy an AC adapter, it can be obtained in an electronic store or by contacting AMG Medical Inc. Monday to Friday 9 AM – 5 PM EST at 1-800-363-2381.