A&D Medical Proud to Supply Blood Pressure Monitors to USA Weightlifting
Team to Utilize Extra-large Cuff for Accurate Readings
SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 4, 2016 –With just one day before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, A&D Medical, a global leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, has announced it will be providing blood pressure monitors with its signature extra-large cuffs as a supplier to USA Weightlifting.
The A&D Medical blood pressure monitors to be used – including the UA-789AC among others – were specifically chosen in order to accommodate the wide range of arm circumferences on the weightlifting team.
The UA-789AC includes an extra-large cuff, designed for people with larger arm circumferences (16.5-23.6 inches), such as football players and weightlifters. The other A&D monitor will provide three additional cuff sizes for the Olympic athletes: small (6.3-9.4 inches), medium (9.0-14.2 inches), and large (14.2 to 17.7 inches).
The series of cuff sizes was chosen for USA Weightlifting athletes to support the wide range of arm circumferences between weight classes: the right size cuff ensures the most accurate reading.
“A cuff that is too large will produce a reading that is lower, while a cuff that is too small will produce a reading that is higher than the correct blood pressure,” said Terry Duesterhoeft, President and CEO of A&D Medical. “We want to ensure USA Weightlifting’s athletes have the most accurate readings possible as they make their way toward winning a Gold medal, and we are proud to support their efforts!”
The devices will be utilized by USA Weightlifting for both National and International competitions.
About A&D Medical
Since 1977, A&D Medical has manufactured and distributed a full line of advanced biometric monitoring solutions including blood pressure monitors, weight scales, activity monitors, and other health monitoring devices for consumer and professional use. A&D Medical is the worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services for consumer wellness and chronic condition management, marketing under the A&D brand globally and also the LifeSource brand in North America. A&D Medical is a division of A&D Company, a global manufacturer of measurement equipment, with operations in Asia, Europe, Australia, Russia, North America, and South America.
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