The PAD Technology (Pulse Arrhythmia detection) detects irregular heartbeats during blood pressure measurement. If an irregular heart beat occurs during measurement, the PAD symbol is displayed.
As a rule, this is not a cause for concerns, however, if the symbol appears more frequently (e.g. several times per week on measurements performed daily) or if it suddenly appears more often than usual, we recommend you inform your doctor. The device does not replace a cardiac examination, but serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage. The curve below shows an oscillogram taken by a Microlife blood pressure monitor with PAD technology. The arrows indicate arrhythmia