Microlife's PAD technology automatically detects heart arrhythmias during a blood pressure measurement.
The PAD technology (Pulse Arrhythmia Detection) analyses pulse frequency and detects irregular heart beats during blood pressure measurement. If an irregular heart beat occurs during the measurement, the PAD symbol is displayed. PAD does not replace a cardiac examination, but it serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.
All Microlife blood pressure monitors with PAD technology detect heart arrhythmias during a blood pressure measurement. This is automatically done by the device without the need for any adjustments. Unlike most common monitors, Microlife devices can distinguish between arrhythmias and artefacts due to great technical and physiological precision in measurements.
The following symbol indicates that certain pulse irregularities were detected during the blood pressure measurement.