BANNOCKBURN, Ill., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the number
one cause of death for women over the age of 25, more than all cancers
combined, according to the American Heart Association. Today, Omron
Healthcare, Inc. introduces the Elite 7300W home blood pressure monitor
designed specifically for women to help detect hypertension, a significant
contributor to heart disease, as well as preeclampsia, a major concern
With more than 460,000 women dying per year (approximately one death
per minute) due to cardiovascular disease, regular blood pressure
monitoring is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The ultra-thin and
portable Omron(R) Elite 7300W has been clinically proven accurate during
all stages of a woman's life and makes monitoring blood pressure convenient
with its one- touch operation, large digital screen and stylish zipper case
for women on- the-go or at home. Furthermore, it boasts a medication
reminder alarm and hypertension indicator which flashes an alert when a
blood pressure reading has exceeded 135/85 mmHg, the borderline level
indicative of hypertension when monitoring at home.
"As women grow older, their risk for developing hypertension increases
and becomes greater than that of a man, which is why it is essential for
women to pay close attention to their blood pressure and monitor it
regularly at home," said Dr. Annabelle Volgman, associate professor of
medicine and medical director of the Heart Center for Women at Rush
University Medical Center in Chicago.
The Elite 7300W features:
-- Ultra thin design - attractive for those with an active lifestyle
-- Two cuff sizes - includes a standard (9"-13") and large cuff
(13"- 17") which helps ensure proper cuff placement for accurate
readings at home
-- Advanced averaging - automatically displays the average of up to the
last three readings taken within ten minutes of each other
-- Hypertension indicator -tells you when your measurements exceed the
AHA guidelines for healthy blood pressure
-- Memory - automatically stores 84 readings, plus a guest mode
"Although there is no cure for hypertension, it can be controlled,"
said Charles Dushman, director of retail marketing for Omron. "Omron
created the Elite 7300W to enable women to be proactive and take control of
their health at home, and provide timely and accurate blood pressure
information to their doctor as necessary."
The Omron Women's Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor Elite 7300W is
currently available at major pharmacy stores and online for a suggested
retail price of $99.99.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc., located in Bannockburn, IL, a northern suburb
of Chicago, is the North and South American subsidiary of Omron Healthcare
group. A leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors
for home use, Omron Healthcare group is a market leader in blood pressure
monitoring with over 70 million of its monitors sold worldwide to date.
Omron Healthcare is committed to offering clinically proven, innovative
weight management and thermometry products and devices for use in treatment
of respiratory conditions, all with the aim of helping people achieve
greater compliance and quality of life. With the April 2006 acquisition of
the Colin(R) brand of blood pressure monitoring products for hospitals,
clinics, and physician offices, Omron Healthcare has a unique position as a
company offering a wide array of medical devices for use in sites ranging
from hospitals to the home. For more information, visit
http://www.omronhealthcare.com and for Colin products, visit
SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.