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PAD Technology



US Patent 6,485,429 B2
Trademark No. 559899 (CH)

Pulse arrhythmia detection*
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Learn more about Pulse Arrythmia Detection (PAD) Technology.




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The PAD technology (Pulse Arrhythmia detection) detects irregular heart beats during blood pressure measurement. If an irregular heart beat occurs during measurement, the PAD symbol is displayed.

As a rule this is not a cause for concerns, however, if the symbol appears more frequently (e.g. several times per week on measurements performed daily) or if it suddenly appears more often than usual, we recommend you inform your doctor.

The device does not replace a cardiac examination, but serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.

The
curve below shows an oscillogram taken by a Microlife blood pressure monitor with PAD technology. The arrows indicate arrhythmia


Microlife`s patented PAD Technology was developed by Dr. K.W. Forstner. Official publication source below:

FORSTNER, KW. - Pulse Arrythmia Detection by
Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement Devices, P- 25,
American Society of Hypertension, 16th Annual Scientific
Meeting NYC, New York, 2003

Please visit the following homepages for information about Arrhythmia:
http://www.arrhythmia.org