Well-designed & accurate - could be a life-saver
Why you could need a Blood Pressure Monitor:
Last year I began routine recording and charting of my blood pressure and pulse readings using Walmart and Superstore in-store units whilst in Canada. Although everything seemed to be quite normal, I decided it would make sense to buy my own blood pressure monitor and continue charting the results for both my wife and I using an Excel spreadsheet.
Several months ago I began experiencing temporary episodes of exhaustion and faintness. When this suddenly returned on a more permanent basis, I was ab...le to correlate the condition with previous spikes of abnormally high pulse readings accompanied by low blood pressure. Previously, the pulse reading had rarely varied from day to day. Obviously, something was wrong requiring a visit to my GP who immediately referred me to Emergency where atrial fibrillation was diagnosed that could lead to congestive heart failure. Medication was prescribed to stabilise the pulse, minimise the risk of stroke and arrange for heart-imaging with a view to determine whether electric shock or surgery were necessary. Without accurate readings nothing would have been done about this condition until it could easily have been too late. Comments on the UA-621 Digital Blood Pressure Monitor: The AND Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is made in Japan and marketed in Australasia by A&D in Thebarton South Australia. Our unit was bought from Dick Smith in Melbourne for about $50 - the approximate out-of-pocket cost of a GP visit. As well as finding our charts valuable our GP has twice checked our unit against his surgery sphygmomanometer and found all its readings to be accurate. The UA-621 is powered by four AA batteries which have lasted for ages. Provision also exists for an optional power adaptor. The unit is a sturdy well-made machine. It comes with a convenient, well-presented storage bag and a comprehensive easy-to-follow Instruction Book. The display is clear and includes provision for history read-outs as well as having an irregular heartbeat indicator. - Excellent value...
Questions & Answers
Where does it made in, Thanks
I'm sorry about the delay in answering your question. By an unconnected coincidence, I was looking up exactly the same information myself this morning.
In response, I've phoned the SA Distributor in Australia (A&D Australasia Pty Ltd phone (08) 8352 7409) and they tell me that the AND-621/UB-510 has been superseded but you can phone them to locate your most local dealer or purchase on line.
It appears that their monitors are designed by the A&D Company, Limited in Japan and distributed under the A&D name by A&D companies such as in the UK and in Australasia. The helpful lady I spoke to (Kate) says they could currently be being made in China but she didn't sound quite sure.
Thanks for your reply, Have a Nice Day.
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