LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc., the number one doctor and pharmacist recommended blood pressure brand, today launched Complete™, the first blood pressure monitor with EKG capability in a single device, for retail sale in the U.S. online at OmronHealthcare.com. Complete recently received FDA clearance as a medical device.
Complete is a blood pressure monitor with an upper arm cuff that allows users to simultaneously monitor their blood pressure and EKG readings at home. In addition to blood pressure, EKG is a critical measurement for those with atrial fibrillation, also known as arrhythmia or AFib1, a condition that carries a stroke risk that is five times higher than average.
"Complete is a groundbreaking tool for patients managing AFib and for those who suspect they may have an irregular heartbeat. Managing risk factors is essential for good heart health. By measuring more data points, we're helping users and physicians gain a more complete heart health picture to evolve treatment and produce better health outcomes," said Ranndy Kellogg, president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc. "Going for Zero heart attacks and strokes is our mission at Omron and Complete represents another innovative step we're taking to get there."
Omron developed Complete in partnership with AliveCor, the market leader in FDA-cleared personal EKG technology. Complete uses the advanced new algorithm designed by AliveCor for improved detection of the possibility of AFib along with trusted medical-grade blood pressure measurement from Omron.
Complete connects with the proprietary Omron mobile app Omron Connect, which allows users to store, track data over time and share their heart health data with their physician.
"Just like many of the millions of Americans with AFib, I wasn't immediately aware of my condition," said Tim Sheehan who leads a key business unit at Omron Healthcare, Inc. "Irregular heartbeat is difficult to diagnose because it's just that – irregular. During our beta testing, Complete discovered my arrhythmia and, by using it with the Omron Connect app, I was able to share my readings with my doctor and discuss treatment. Now Complete helps me manage my condition. I can even show my EKG readings to my cardiologists. It's given me more peace of mind that I know what's happening with my heart."
Complete was made available for pre-sale on April 15 and was met with positive consumer response and demand. Omron is launching Complete in the U.S. for an MSRP of $199.99 (USD) available on OmronHealthcare.com on May 1, 2019 and Amazon later this month.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc., is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of personal heart health and wellness products. Its market-leading products include a full range of home blood pressure monitors and electrotherapy devices. Since Omron invented its first blood pressure monitors more than 40 years ago, the company has been passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health at home through precise technology. Omron is the number one doctor and pharmacist recommended brand of blood pressure monitors for home use. The company's mission is Going for Zero, the elimination of heart attacks and strokes. For more information, visit OmronHealthcare.com.
1 American Heart Association: What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?
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