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OMRON strengthens partnership with Mercury Drug for continued Filipino heart health monitoring

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OMRON strengthens partnership with Mercury Drug for continued Filipino heart health monitoring

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OMRON Healthcare, a global leader in clinically proven, innovative medical equipment, has announced its continued partnership with the leading drugstore in the country, Mercury Drug. In line with this, OMRON will officially retail the HEM-7120 blood pressure monitor (BPM) at all Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

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With hypertension continuing to be among the top causes of death in the country – having accounted for 5.9 percent of total deaths in the Philippines from January to February 2022 – further awareness and improved management of the disease remains a crucial national health priority. As such, efforts to educate and help Filipinos mitigate or manage hypertension are necessary to ease the burden of the disease.

As a staunch advocate for hypertension management and home blood pressure monitoring, OMRON has been active in campaigns aligned to this cause such as the May Measurement Month in partnership with the Philippine Society for Hypertension. Now through its strengthened partnership with Mercury Drug, OMRON continues to provide Filipinos with better access to innovative and intuitive health monitoring devices.

“OMRON Healthcare’s mission has always been centered around offering accessible healthcare innovations to as many Filipinos as possible. Mercury Drug has proven to be a strong partner to us in this goal, and we are happy to be launching the HEM-7120 blood pressure monitor in Mercury Drug’s extensive network of branches nationwide. We strongly believe that this helps bring us closer to our vision of zero hypertension cases in the country.” shared Yusuke Kato, General Manager for OMRON Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd – Philippine Branch (Healthcare Division).

Intuitive health monitoring made accessible

The OMRON HEM-7120 is clinically validated by the Philippine Society of Hypertension, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the device in blood pressure monitoring. The device is also designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, making it a useful tool for home BP monitoring. It is equipped with a Cuff Wrapping Guide to guide the user in correctly putting the cuff wrap. Every time an inaccuracy is found caused by unexpected body movements, body movement detection also aids in asking the user to perform the measurement again.

Further, a Hypertension Indicator with a heartbeat symbol would also blink if the user’s systolic or diastolic pressure is higher than the recommended value, making it simple to discern if the user has high blood pressure.

Evidence has indicated that monitoring blood pressure at home helps hypertensive patients determine if their treatments are working and increase the likelihood that they will see a decline in their blood pressure. As such, getting an accurate blood pressure reading gives the user a clearer picture of the possible risks that they may have.

With understanding and awareness being key factors in preventing or controlling hypertension, devices such as the OMRON HEM-7120 help Filipinos be better attuned to their heart health. The OMRON HEM-7120, which comes with a universal adapter, is now available at all Mercury Drug branches nationwide. For more information about OMRON Healthcare’s products and their availability, please visit https://www.omronhealthcare-ap.com/ph.

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