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Diseases a tonometer can prevent
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Diseases a tonometer can prevent: Could the right heart monitor save your life?

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What diseases can a tonometer prevent? Tonometers (or heart monitors) are ingenious instruments used by medical professionals and individuals to record and assess vascular health.

Just like most medical equipment, correct usage comes with a plethora of health benefits. This article will explore what strapping an Antrolife AES UB-21 can do for you.

It is wise to remind you that those suffering from pre-existing heart conditions and are at risk of strokes or similar should be wearing their tonometer at all times. To purchase a completely automatic tonometer that alerts you of all potential issues before they arise, follow this link here.

Thus said, let’s explore what diseases a tonometer can prevent.


The most common heart issue an Antrolife AES-UB21 can prevent is tachycardia. This is the medical label for accelerated pulse (over 100 BPM is considered a danger zone).

There are several types of tachycardia conditions such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, supraventricular or ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

While your medical professional will be able to understand the differences between these conditions, what you should know is that tachycardia of all types is simply enough an accelerated heartbeat.

Despite this sounding somewhat innocuous, tachycardia can lead to severe or life-threatening occurrences such as:

  • Blood clots and strokes
  • Heart failure due to heart not being able to keep up with blood demant
  • Fainting, light-headedness and unconsciousness
  • Sudden death (In the case of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation)

There are several symptoms you should be looking out for, such as pain in your chest or shortness of breath, but most importantly, the main symptom is an accelerated heartbeat.

Your heart monitor will be able to warn you when your heartbeat is rising dangerously fast, and your AES UB-21 will be able to vocally guide you through any potential complications you may be likely to encounter as a result of this.

Severe hypotension

 Hypotension is when your blood pressure is too low.

This is a decelerated heart pressure and BPM, normally characterised by symptoms such as pale skin, weak and rapid pulse and severe confusion.

Hypotension can lead to the following complications:

  • Shock
  • Dizziness
  • Faints and unconsciousness
  • Fatigue doing any sort of physical activities

Chronic hypotension can also lead to severe struggles to do any sort of sports or strenuous physical activities such as brisk jogging or even walking up the stairs.

A heart monitor will alert you if your blood pressure is faltering. Despite hypotension being considered less dangerous than tachycardia, your AES UB-21 will be warning you if you are entering “The danger zone”, and effectively keeping you safe.

When should I buy a tonometer?

You should strongly consider buying a tonometer if you:

  • Smoke frequently
  • Drink heavily
  • Are pregnant
  • Suffer from any pre-existing conditions that affect your heart or your systolic/diastolic pressure
  • Are undergoing strenuous training over longer periods of time
  • You are regularly affected by weather complications such as heat or dehydration
  • Take medications that affect how your heart works