ComFit Arm Cuff
Large Digital LCD Display
Omron Healthcare, Inc., is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. Omron's clinically proven accurate digital blood pressure monitors are the #1 brand of blood pressure monitors recommended by pharmacists in the U.S. Omron digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. This means the monitor detects your blood’s movement through your brachial artery and converts the movements into a digital reading. An oscillometric monitor does not need a stethoscope so the monitor is simple to use.
- Automatic operation monitors the heart rate and inflates the blood pressure cuff to the ideal inflation level with the push of a button and then gradually deflates until a complete reading is determined and displayed on the large LCD screen.
- Provides more convenient and consistent results than manual blood pressure units.
- Blood pressure monitor designed to detect Hypertension.
- Included ComFit Cuff is pre-formed for a quick and proper fit for both medium and large sized arms and fits arms 9" to 17".
- IntelliSense® technology helps ensure accurate and comfortable readings.
- Detects Irregular Heartbeat.
- Simple, Silent, 1-Touch Automatic Operation.
- Independently Validated for Accuracy by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments and the European Society of Hypertension.
- Single Read Mode with Advanced Averaging takes individual readings and automatically displays the average of the last 3 readings taken within 10 minutes of each other.
- Up to 40% Faster Readings.
- Single User Storage Capacity - 60 Total Memory readings with Date and Time Stamp.
- AC adapter and carrying/storage case included.
- Pressure Accuracy: 3mmHg or 2% of reading.
- Pulse Accuracy: 5% of reading.
- Main Unit Dimensions: 6.125"l x 4.125"w x 3.25"h.
- Power Source: 4 "AA" batteries or AC adapter.
- Battery Life: 1500 uses.
- Main Unit Weight: 12.5 ounces.
- Warranty: 5 years.
- Note: Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Canada are not available. Please do not order this product from these locations.
Digital Display and Product Features
Systolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart contracts during a beat.
Diastolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
Pulse Display - displays the number of beats per minute of the heart.
Movement Error Symbol - displayed if you move your body during the measurement.
Irregular Heartbeat Symbol - if the monitor detects an irregular heartbeat rhythm two or more times during the measurement, the Irregular Heartbeat Symbol will appear.
Heartbeat Symbol - flashes on display during measurement at every heartbeat.
Average Value Symbol - most recent reading displayed when you press the memory button.
Memory Symbol - displays when Memory Function is selected.
Deflation Symbol - displays during the cuff deflation period.
Low Battery Indicator - indicates when it is time to replace the batteries.
Date, Time Display - once the unit is programmed with current date and time, the information is displayed.
How It Works
The Omron HEM 711DLX Blood Pressure Monitor inflates the arm cuff automatically to the proper inflation level while monitoring the heart rate. Once fully inflated, the unit slowly deflates the cuff until it first determines the Systolic pressure, then deflates further to determine the Diastolic pressure and then deflates completely and displays the results. The ComFit cuff automatically adjusts for arm sizes of 9'' to 17".
Step One - set the Date and Time, according to the instructions.
Step Two - place cuff directly on bare skin of upper left arm, with cuff edge 1/2" above elbow. Align cuff so the blue stripe on the cuff is centered on the inside of your arm with the tubing pointing down toward your hand. Close cuff snugly.
Step Three - turn unit on and take measurement by pressing the start/stop button. The cuff will tighten and inflate automatically. Hold still until cuff deflates and the results are displayed.
Omron HEM 711DLX automatic blood pressure monitor with IntelliSense™ has advanced technology for Optimum Inflation Level Setting (OILS). It inflates the cuff to the ideal level with each use and Electronic Deflation Control (EDC) deflates the cuff at the optimal speed to allow shorter times between measurements. This provides for maximum comfort and accuracy in operation.
ComFit Arm Cuff
- Pre-formed and expandable to easily fit regular and large arms.
- Fits arms 9" to 17" in circumference.
- Proprietary SigmaCuff Technology allows narrow profile.
- more comfortable
Hypertension is defined as Systolic Blood Pressure exceeding 135 mmHg and/or Diastolic Blood Pressure Exceeding 85 mmHg. These values are the recommendations of the American Heart Association. If Hypertension is detected, the Heartbeat symbol will flash on the display along with your blood pressure readings and pulse rate.
An irregular heartbeat rhythm is defined as a rhythm that varies by less than 25% from the average rhythm or 25% more than the average rhythm detected while the monitor is measuring the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. If the monitor detects an irregular heartbeat rhythm two or more times during the measurement, the Irregular Heartbeat Symbol will appear.
Validated for Accuracy
The most important feature of Omron blood pressure monitors is that they consistently provide accurate results. This is why every Omron blood pressure model has been tested, evaluated and proven to meet the rigorous safety and accuracy standards set by independent organizations.
Validation Standards & Testing for Home Blood Pressure Monitors
Omron® home blood pressure monitors are tested according to the protocols of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments (AAMI), European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society (BHS), and meet the criteria of these protocols.
The Model HEM 711DLX has been Clinically Validated to meet the criteria and protocols of the AAMI and ESH organizations.
The Hazards of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the workload of your heart and arteries in order to maintain the body's necessary blood flow. Your heart has to pump harder and your arteries have to carry blood that is under greater pressure when you have high blood pressure. Sustained high blood pressure results in your heart and arteries not working as well as they could. Serious health problems, such as stroke, congestive heart failure and heart attack, could also develop as a result of high blood pressure. The risk of having such health problems is greatly increased if, in addition to being hypertensive, you are obese and or sedentary, you smoke or if you have high cholesterol or diabetes. High blood pressure affects more than just your heart and arteries. Other body organs including the eyes, brain and kidneys can also be affected by high blood pressure. It is important to know that some over the counter medications, primarily cold and flu products that contain a decongestant can raise your blood pressure. Decongestants have also been known to interfere with the efficacy of blood pressure medications. Always check with your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Is Blood Pressure?
A. In the most basic sense, blood pressure is a way of measuring how much force is being exerted on the walls of your blood vessels (artery) as blood flows through them. Systolic is the pressure exerted as your heart contracts or beats. This is measured as your heart sends a surge of blood through the vessels. A reading of less than120 mm Hg is considered normal. Diastolic is the pressure exerted when your heart relaxes in between heartbeats in the arteries. A reading of less than 80 mm Hg is considered normal.
According to American Heart Association, blood pressure should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. Blood pressure that stays between 120-139/80-89 is considered prehypertension and above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
*Your doctor should evaluate unusually low readings.
Q. How do I know if the arm cuff is wrapped too tight or too loose?
A. We recommend you apply the cuff using the following directions. First, make sure you have removed any tight-fitting clothing from your left arm. Put your left arm through the cuff loop. The bottom of the cuff should be about one-half inch above your elbow. Turn your arm so your palm is facing up. Adjust the cuff around your arm so that the tubing runs down the center of your arm. Secure the cuff so it stays in place.
Standard D- Ring Cuff: You should be able to fit one finger between the cuff and your arm. This space is imperative for an accurate reading because Omron's digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement that detects your blood's movement through your brachial artery and converts the movements into a digital reading.
Comfit Cuff: The cuff should be wrapped tightly around the arm. If the cuff slips or easily turns, the cuff should be tightened. If the cuff is wrapped too loose or too tight, you may get an inaccurate reading or error message.
Q. How do I compare the readings on my blood pressure monitor with my doctors readings?
A. When using your unit at home your readings may be lower due to a more relaxed environment. If you want to compare the readings from the measurements taken with your home unit to the readings taken with the device used by your healthcare provider please follow this direction; use the Omron blood pressure monitor to take the first measurement followed by the unit used in the healthcare provider's office. It is necessary to use the digital unit first because of the different methods used in the devices. The Omron Home Blood Pressure Monitor measures the vibration or movement of blood through your arteries and converts the movement to a digital reading (Oscillometric Method). A doctor listens for sound using a stethoscope and gauge (Ascultation). The artery is constricted during the measurement. Constricting the artery and not allowing the artery to return to its condition prior to the measurement may cause incorrect measurement values when using the digital device.
Q. What size cuff do I need?
A. It is very important to use the appropriate size cuff for your arm to get accurate measurement results when using your blood pressure monitor. In order to determine the appropriate cuff size, you need to measure the circumference of your arm. You should periodically measure your arm size. This is especially needed if you have a borderline arm size measurement, or may have gained or lost weight.
Measure the circumference of your arm. Make sure the arm cuff you are using with your monitor is the correct size for you. When the incorrect cuff is used you may get an inaccurate reading at the first measurement you take or after a short period of use because the cuff bladder will be damaged.
To determine your arm size, use a cloth tape measure and place the tape measure midway between your elbow and your shoulder around the circumference of your upper arm. Wrap the tape measure evenly around your arm. Do not pull the tape tight. Note the precise measurement in inches.
D-Ring Cuff Sizing
Small Adult Cuff - fits arm sizes 7.0 to 9.0 inches.
Standard Adult Cuff - fits arm sizes 9.1 to 13.0 inches.
Large Adult Cuff - fit arm sizes 13.1 to 17.0 inches
Comfit Cuff Sizing
Q. Why do my blood pressure readings seem to vary?
A. There are several reasons why you may have inconsistent readings. Many factors exist that can cause a variation in blood pressure measurement values, for example, recent activities or even the time of day can alter the reading. Additionally, the user's technique is very important for reliable measurement results. Listed below are some of the common reasons you may get an inconsistent or inaccurate reading:
Cuff Size - Measure the circumference of your arm. Make sure the arm cuff you are using with your monitor is the correct size for you. When the incorrect cuff is used you may get an inaccurate reading at the first measurement you take or after a short period of use because the cuff bladder will be damaged. To determine your arm size, use a cloth tape measure and place midway between your elbow and your shoulder around the circumference of your upper arm. Wrap the tape measure evenly around your arm. Do not pull the tape tight.
Cuff Application -Make sure you are wrapping the cuff around your arm in the correct position. After wrapping the cuff around your arm check the location of the brachial artery marker. The air tube should run down the center of your arm. The cuff should not be wrapped too tight or too loose.
Before Taking a Measurement - Avoid eating, drinking alcohol, smoking, exercising, and bathing for 30 minutes and rest for 15 before starting the measurement. Avoid taking a measurement during stressful times. Take the measurement in a quiet place.
Body Position - Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Rest your arm on a table with your palm facing upward. The cuff should be level with your heart. Do not talk or move during the measurement.
Q. Why should I monitor my blood pressure at home?
A. Many healthcare providers strongly recommend home blood pressure monitoring. Home blood pressure monitoring is one of the best methods of trending a person's blood pressure in their own environment. In some people blood pressure rises above its usual level when it is measured in a doctor's office or clinical setting. This condition is called white coat hypertension. It is estimated one out of every five people have this condition. When this condition is suspected, the doctor may suggest blood pressure be monitored away from the office. Home Blood Pressure monitoring provides valuable information to the doctor.
Q. Why can the measurement values differ when measurements are taken on the right and left arm?
A. Blood pressure measurement values vary from the left arm to the right arm. The average is generally within 10mmHg (millimeters of Mercury) for most individuals. The user should consult a doctor before using the right arm to take a measurement. The doctor can assist the user in determining their measurement values for the right arm.
The cuff is designed mainly for use on the left arm. All validation testing is done on the left arm for the general population.
Q. How is my blood pressure measured using a digital monitor?
A. Digital monitors measure blood pressure oscillometrically rather than by auscultation. In auscultation, stethoscopes are used to take blood pressure blood pressure by listening for the Korotkoff sounds which correspond to systolic and diastolic pressures. Oscillometric technology measures the vibration of blood traveling through the arteries and converts the movement into digital readings.
Omron digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. An oscillometric monitor does not need a stethoscope so the monitor is simple to use.
Q. What is the accuracy of Omron Blood Pressure Monitors?
A. All Omron blood pressure monitors are clinically proven accurate. Pressure: +/- 3 mmHg or 2% of reading, Pulse: +/- 5% of reading. This meets or exceeds the AAMI (Assoc. for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) standards.
Q. How do I apply the pre-formed Comfit Cuff?
Remove tight-fitting clothing from your upper arm.
Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor and place your arm on a table so that the cuff will be at the same level as your heart.
Hold the cloth closure on the cuff with your other hand.
Turn the palm of your hand upward. Apply the cuff on your upper arm.
Align the marker on the cuff over the brachial artery on the inside of the arm.
The cuff tube should run down the center of the arm even with the middle finger.
The bottom of the cuff should be approximately ½ - 1 inch above the elbow.
Secure the cuff around your arm using the cloth closure.
Make sure the cuff is wrapped firmly in place.
Relax your arm and place your elbow on the table so that the cuff is at the same level as your heart.
Q. Can I file an insurance claim for the purchase of my Blood Pressure Monitor?
A. Consumers should contact their individual insurance company to determine whether the purchase of a blood pressure monitor is covered by their insurance company.