HEALTHY HEART BLOG

“My QardioArm may have just saved my life.” Kathy, Florida

“My QardioArm may have just saved my life.” Kathy, Florida

“My QardioArm may have just saved my life.

I have battled with high blood pressure for years.  I was able for many years to control it through diet, exercise and most importantly my yoga practice. I became a yoga instructor a little over 6 years ago, becoming more in tune with my body. In December my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I asked for a QardioArm.  I had done some research previously and I liked Qardio because all the devices I had were either less reliable wrist monitors, or very cumbersome and difficult to carry.

I had managed my blood pressure well for some time, but then unexpectedly, new stresses started to bring it up again. 

One day I was feeling funny, so I used my Apple Watch to check my heart and it said inconclusive and suggested medical help. I left work and used my QardioArm and it suggested the same thing. I listened and went to the ER. Turns out I had a blood clot in my lung. I had no risk factors for a clot. I am a pretty fit 58 year old yoga instructor.

The fact that I could show the doctors all my readings on the Qardio App and on my Apple Watch Health App made a huge difference in deciding what the course of action should be. Every one of them asked to see the readings on the app. They probably would have figured out the issue without them but would I have gone in for help without those irregular readings, maybe not.


Thanks for the warning and thanks for my QardioArm

I now take my readings to every appointment. I love the portability and reliability. The app is awesome. I even had one of my physicians ask me what I was using and told her assistant to write it down as he was getting one for his wife! 

My plans for the future are to continue teaching yoga and to make sure the people that I have contact with learn about their bodies and listen to them. I plan to be around to see my grandkids grow up and have kids if their own. Thanks to my Qardio this is possible!”

– Kathy, Florida


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Last updated: May 28, 2020