OMRON Healthcare has announced the launch of OMRON Complete, its two-in-one blood pressure (BP) and electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor designed for home use. The single-lead device aims to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) and rapid or irregular heart rates.
The OMRON Complete features an arm cuff for performing blood pressure checks and four electrode sensors for ECG readings. The device combines with the Omron Connect mobile app to track and automatically record the measurements that it takes, which can then be securely shared with GPs.
AFib is the most common kind of arrhythmia in strokes, meaning that regular home monitoring of both blood pressure and ECG can be vital in advanced detection of AFib and the prevention of strokes.
OMRON Healthcare Europe Marketing Director Lucia Prada said: “We developed Complete to make identifying the leading cause of strokes more accessible and routine. AFib can show no symptoms and may not be present during doctors’ visits because the episodes come and go, which means it’s often left undiagnosed.”
“That is why we saw the need to get ECGs into the home, where regular readings can be taken by at-risk patients and shared with GPs to increase these odds alongside their usual blood pressure readings, without any additional inconvenience.”
OMRON Global Senior General Manager Andre Van Gils added: “It’s all about building a more complete picture of cardiovascular health. In providing practitioners with far more comprehensive data sets for chronic diseases such as AFib and hypertension, managing and preventing serious incidents becomes a lot more achievable.”