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WatchBP Home S for the early detection of atrial fibrillation and for the diagnosis of high blood pressure. Reliable and easy to use. operation manual


1 WatchBP Home S for the early detection of atrial fibrillation and for the diagnosis of high blood pressure. Reliable and easy to use Operating instructions DE

2 Microlife AFIB diagnostics is the leading technology for digital blood pressure measurement worldwide. It is used for the early detection of atrial fibrillation (AFIB) and to control high blood pressure. These two risk factors are mainly responsible for heart failure and increase the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure must be detected early, monitored and, if necessary, treated medically. These measures reduce the risk of later consequences. For this reason, we recommend that you consult your doctor if the AFIB symbol is displayed regularly. The Microlife AFIB algorithm was developed and clinically tested in collaboration with leading international medical specialists. Reliable, atrial fibrillation is diagnosed with a certainty of 97 to 100 percent. 1,2 1 Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Protogerou A, Nasothimiou EG, & Kyriakidis M. Diagnostic accuracy of a home blood pressure monitor to detect atrial fibrillation. J Hum Hyperten 2009; Wiesel J, Fitzig L, Herschman Y, & Messineo FC Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Modified Microlife Blood Pressure Monitor. On J Hypertens 2009;

3 Contents Preparations before using the watchBP-Home S device for the first time Product description Activating the device Selecting the correct cuff Measurements with the WatchBP-Home S device Display of the AFIB symbol and the hypertension symbol AFIB display Hypertension display Follow-up measurement display Display the doctor's visit display and deletion of measurements Appendix Batteries and power supply unit Safety, care, accuracy check and disposal Error messages Important information on atrial fibrillation and blood pressure Technical data Guarantee card DE

4 pulses / min SYS mmhg DIA mmhg pulses / min Preparations before using the WatchBP-Home S device for the first time Product description SYS mmhg DIA mmhg SYS mmhg DIA mmhg Cuff connection pulses / min Lock button Power supply connection Display M button (memory button) On / Off button Battery compartment 24

5 Time Date Pulse display Movement display Systolic value Relaxation Locking display Average value Memory value Display of an exhausted battery Hypertension display AFIB display Diastolic value Number of data Pulse rate Continue measuring Consult a doctor 25 EN

6 Preparations before using the WatchBP-Home S device for the first time Activating the device Remove the protective film from the battery compartment. Press the power button to confirm. Press the M button to select. 2) Setting the month Use the M button to set the month. Press the power button to confirm. Setting up your measuring device 1) Setting the year After removing the protective strip when inserting the new batteries, the year flashes in the display. Use the M button to select the year. Press the Power button to confirm the selection. 3) Setting the day Use the M button to set the day. Press the power button to confirm. 26

7 SYS mmhg DIA mmhg Pulse / min 4) Setting the time As soon as you have set the hours and minutes and pressed the on / off button, the date and time are set and the current time is displayed. Select the correct cuff. Various cuff sizes are available for the WatchBP-Home S measuring device. If you believe the supplied cuff size is incorrect, please contact Microlife. * Use only Microlife cuffs! 5) If you want to change the date and time, briefly remove a battery from the battery compartment and insert it again. The year display flashes. Follow the steps above. M (medium size) cm For most patients, M is the correct size. L (large size) cm 27 DE

8 / min SYS mmhg DIA mmhg Pulse measurements with the WatchBP-Home S device 1) Preparations before the measurement Do not measure the blood pressure immediately after eating, drinking or smoking. Prepare a chair and table for the measurement. The chair should have a vertical back and the table should be high enough so that your upper arm is at the level of your heart. Sit down and wait at least five minutes before starting the measurement. so that the hose connection is on the inside of the arm. Place your arm at heart level when taking the measurement. 3) Start the measurement Press the On / Off button to start the measurement. The blood pressure cuff will automatically inflate. 2) Applying the cuff Remove any clothing that restricts or covers the arm to be measured. Put the cuff close to your arm, but not too tight, and place it 2 to 3 cm above the elbow 28 * Before pressing the on / off button, make sure that the lock button is unlocked. Switch to block accidental activation of the buttons after use.

9 4) Automatic triple measurement The WatchBP-Home S device automatically takes three measurements every 15 seconds. Since blood pressure fluctuates constantly, a result obtained in this way is more reliable than a single result. Do not move during the measurement. Also, do not cross your legs or tense your arm muscles. Breathe normally and don't talk. * 15 sec. 15 sec. The last three measurements are saved for later control. Refer to Viewing Measurements on page 11 for more information. 3 5) Completion of the measurement After the three measurements have been carried out, the mean value is automatically calculated from the measured data and displayed. 6) Saving the measurement data The WatchBP-Home S device automatically saves the mean value of the three successive measurements together with the date and time. A total of 30 mean values ​​can be saved. When the memory is full, each new measurement automatically overwrites the oldest measurement. * If one of the individual measurements was doubtful, a fourth measurement is carried out automatically. * If the start / stop button is pressed during the countdown, the measurement starts immediately; If the start / stop button is pressed during the measurement, the measurement is ended. The measurement or the mean values ​​of the measurements are displayed. 29 DE

10 Display of AFIB symbol and hypertension symbol 1) AFIB symbol This device can detect atrial fibrillation (AFIB). If atrial fibrillation is detected during the blood pressure measurement, the AFIB display is shown. You should definitely take another measurement an hour later to check the detection. The doctor's visit screen reminds you to visit your doctor so that he can carry out further tests. * Sometimes the device shows atrial fibrillation even if it has not occurred. This false indication can occur if the arm moves during the measurement or another heart rhythm problem occurs. Keep your arm still while measuring. If necessary, consult your doctor with this device to identify other rhythm problems. * This device does not detect atrial fibrillation in people with pacemakers or defibrillators. 30 2) Hypertension display The hypertension display is shown when the mean blood pressure (BP) for the systolic and diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to the basic value of 135/85 mmHg. The display appears in three cases: (1) When both systolic and diastolic blood pressures are greater than or equal to 135/85 mmHg. (2) When the systolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 135 mmHg. (3) When the diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 85mmHg. SYS> = 135 mmhg, DIA> = 85 mmhg or SYS> = 135 mmhg, DIA <85 mmhg or SYS <135 mmhg, DIA> = 85 mmhg

11 3) Follow-up measurement display If the mean value of the blood pressure measurements (BP) for the systolic and diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to the basic value of 135/85 mmHg, a follow-up measurement symbol and the hypertension display appear so that you do not forget to add another 3 Take daily measurements to determine the optimal level of your blood pressure. We strongly recommend taking another 3 daily measurements to determine normal blood pressure when the follow-up measurement screen appears. Do not share the WatchBP Home S device with other people if you want to take another 3 daily measurements. or or 4) Doctor's visit display If the mean value for the 3 daily measurements is still above 135 / 85mmHg for the systolic or diastolic blood pressure, the doctor's visit display appears. This is the case when you press the M button to view the measurements. The display is intended to remind you to see a doctor. Avg or or * The 3 day measurements do not have to be carried out on 3 consecutive days. * When monitoring high blood pressure, the visit a doctor symbol only appears when a series of 3 daily measurements has ended. 31 DE

12 Viewing and Deleting Measurements Viewing Measurements 1) Pressing the M button will display the total number of measurements saved, for example N = 28; this is followed immediately by the total number of measurements with atrial fibrillation and the mean of all measurements. You can call up each mean value by pressing the M button several times. Delete measurements * Before you delete data, check whether you still need the measurement data. If your BP values ​​are too high or your values ​​indicate atrial fibrillation, you should present your BP values ​​to your doctor. 1) Press and hold the M button for 7 seconds until the delete icon appears. 2) Release the M button and press the M button again. All measurements will then be deleted. 32 Total number of measurements Total number of measurements with atrial fibrillation Mean value 2) You can display the last three individual measurements by holding down the M button until a 1 appears on the display. The values ​​are displayed one after the other. Press and hold the M button for 7 seconds. Press the M button again.

13 SYS DIA mmhg pulses / min Battery and power supply Battery indicator When the battery is only a quarter of its capacity, the battery symbol flashes every time the device is switched on. Replace the batteries with new batteries when the battery symbol appears. Inserting New Batteries When the batteries need to be replaced, the battery symbol flashes every time the device is switched on. 1) Open the battery compartment on the back of the device. 2) Replace the batteries paying attention to the correct polarity according to the symbols in the battery compartment. * * * Use 4 new 1.5 V long-life batteries, size AA. Do not use the batteries past the expiration date. Remove the batteries if the device is not going to be used for a long period of time. Using the power pack The WatchBP-Home S device can also be operated with a Microlife power pack (6 V, 600 ma). * Use only Microlife power supplies. 1) Connect the power supply cable to the power supply connection of the WatchBP-Home S. 2) Connect the plug of the power supply unit to a wall socket. As soon as the power supply unit is connected, no more battery power is used. mmhg 33 DE

14 Safety, care, accuracy check and disposal Safety and protection This device may only be used for the purpose described in this brochure. The device contains sensitive components and must be handled with care. The manufacturer is not liable for damage caused by incorrect use. Make sure that children do not use the device unsupervised; some parts are so small that they can be swallowed. Activate the pump only when the cuff is on. Do not use the device if you think it is defective or not working properly. Read the safety instructions in the individual sections of the operating instructions. Observe the information on storage and operation in the Technical Data section of these instructions. Protect the device from water and moisture. Protect the device from direct sunlight. Protect the device from extreme heat and cold. Avoid the proximity of electric fields such as those generated by cell phones. Do not open the device. Protect the device from knocks and bumps. 34

15 SYS mmhg DIA mmhg pulses / min Device care Clean the device with a dry, soft cloth. Cuff care DO NOT wash the cuff! DO NOT iron the cuff! Do not wash the cuff! Do not iron the cuff! Accuracy check We recommend checking the WatchBP-Home S device for accuracy every two years or after mechanical stress, for example after it has been dropped. Contact Microlife to have the measurement accuracy checked. Disposal Batteries and electronic instruments must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations and do not belong in household waste. 35 DE

16 Error messages If an error occurs during the measurement, the measurement is interrupted and the error message «Err» is displayed. Contact your local Microlife service center if this or any other problem occurs repeatedly. If you think the results are incorrect, carefully read the information in this manual again. Error Description Possible cause and remedy «Err 1» Signal too weak Pulse signals on the cuff are too weak. Put the cuff back on and repeat the measurement. «Err 2» Error signal During the measurement, error signals were detected through the cuff, for example due to movement or muscle tension. Repeat the measurement and keep your arm still. 36

17 «Err 3» No pressure in the cuff Sufficient pressure cannot be generated in the cuff. The cuff may be leaking. Replace the batteries if necessary. Repeat the measurement. HI Pulse value or cuff pressure too high The pressure in the cuff is too high (over 300 mmHg) OR the pulse value is too high (over 200 pulse beats per minute). Relax for five minutes and take the measurement again. «Err 5» Abnormal measurement result The measurement signals are incorrect and therefore no result can be displayed. Use the checklist to check how you are taking reliable measurements and then repeat the measurement. LO Pulse value too low The pulse value is too low (less than 40 beats per minute). Repeat the measurement. 37 DE

18 Key Facts About Atrial Fibrillation And Blood Pressure What Is Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB)? Typically, your heart contracts and relaxes regularly to the beat of your heartbeat. Certain cells in your heart produce electrical signals that cause the heart to contract and push blood to the body. Atrial fibrillation occurs when fast, irregular, electrical signals are present in the two upper chambers of the heart, the so-called atrium, causing them to contract quickly and irregularly (so-called atrial fibrillation). Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. You can go on with atrial fibrillation, but it can lead to other heart rhythm problems, chronic fatigue, heart failure and, in the worst case, heart attack. You should consult a doctor who is treating your problem. How does atrial fibrillation affect my family or myself? 38 Every sixth heart attack is the result of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is more common in people over the age of 65, but it can also occur in people over the age of 40. Early diagnosis can help reduce the risk of stroke. The WatchBP-Home S device is a convenient way of detecting atrial fibrillation. Knowing your blood pressure and whether your family has high levels of atrial fibrillation can reduce your risk of stroke. Microlife AFIB diagnostics is a convenient way of checking for atrial fibrillation when measuring blood pressure. Risk Factors You Can Control. With our Microlife AFIB diagnostics, high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation are two "controllable" risk factors to reduce consequences such as heart failure and stroke. By regularly checking your blood pressure and knowing whether you suffer from atrial fibrillation, you contribute to early detection and thus proactively reduce the risk of a stroke.

19 Important facts about atrial fibrillation and blood pressure Evaluation of the blood pressure values ​​The table on the right shows the blood pressure data for adults according to the guidelines of the European Society for High Blood Pressure (ESH) from the year data in mmhg The higher value counts for the classification. Example: A reading between 150/85 or 120/98 mmHg corresponds to hypertension (grade 1). Category Systolic Diastolic Optimal <120 <80 Normal High-Normal Hypertension (Grade 1) Hypertension (Grade 2) Hypertension (Grade 3) Isolated Systolic Hypertension 140

20 Technical data Operating temperature: C / F% relative maximum humidity Storage temperature: -20 C to 55 C / -4 F to 131 F% relative maximum humidity Weight: 412 g (incl.Battery) Dimensions: mm Measurement method: Oscillometric Measurement range: mmhg blood pressure Pulse beats per minute Pulse Cuff pressure display: Display range: mmhg Resolution: 1 mmhg Static accuracy: Pressure ± 3 mmhg or 2 percent of the measured value over 200 mmhg Pulse measurement accuracy: ± 5% of the display value Voltage source: 4 alkaline batteries, 1.5 V, size AA Power pack 6 V, 600 ma (optional) References to standards: Electromagnetic compatibility The device meets the requirements of the standard for non-invasive blood pressure monitoring: EN EN EN IEC IEC The device meets the requirements of the IEC standard The provisions of EU Directive 93/42 / EEC for class IIa medical devices are met. Microlife reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice. Microlife AG, Espenstrasse Widnau, Switzerland 40

21 Warranty card This device is guaranteed for five years from the date of purchase. This guarantee is only valid upon presentation of the guarantee card filled in by the seller with confirmation of the date of purchase or proof of purchase. Batteries, cuff and wearing parts are excluded from this guarantee. Name: Address: Date: Telephone: Product: WatchBP Home S Product number: BP3MX1-5 Date: / min PUL mmhg DIA SYS mmhg DC 6V

22 Europe / Middle East / Africa Microlife AG ​​Espenstrasse Widnau, Switzerland Tel Fax Asia Microlife Corporation 9F, 431, RuiGang Road, NeiHu Taipei, 114, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel Fax North / Central / South America Microlife Medical Home Solutions, Inc Youngfield St., Suite 241 Golden, CO 80401, USA Tel Fax Type BF applied part Read the instructions carefully before using the device. IB WatchBP Home S 3MX