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Blood Pressure Monitor

Trilingual Instruction Guide – MODEL UA-787


Please read this important information before using your monitor.

Please remember that only a medical practitioner is qualified to interpret your blood pressure measurements. Use of this device should not replace regular medical examinations.

Have your physician review the procedure for using this device. He or she will want to verify blood pressure measurements before prescribing or adjusting medications.

Consult your physician if you have any doubt about your readings. Should a mechanical problem occur, contact

A&D Medical.

Do not attempt to service, calibrate, or repair this device.

Because your UA-787 monitor contains delicate, high-precision parts, avoid exposing it to extremes in temperature or humidity or to direct sunlight, shock and dust. A&D Medical guarantees the accuracy of this device only when it is stored and used within the temperature and humidity ranges noted on Page E-18.

Clean the monitor and cuff with a dry, soft cloth or a cloth dampened with water and a mild detergent. Never use alcohol, benzene, thinner or other harsh chemicals to clean monitor or cuff.

Remove and replace batteries if monitor is not used for more than six months.


The UA-787 is designed to be used at home or in doctor’s/nurse’s office, by those who are eighteen (18) years and older, to monitor blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) and pulse rate.

Congratulations on purchasing a state-of-the-art

LifeSource blood pressure monitor—one of the most technologically advanced monitors available today.

Designed for ease of use and accuracy, this monitor will facilitate your daily blood pressure regimen.

Physicians agree that daily self-monitoring of blood pressure is an important step individuals can take to maintain cardiovascular health and prevent the serious consequences associated with undetected and untreated hypertension.

A&D Medical has been manufacturing high quality healthcare products for over 20 years. We are committed to providing you and your family with monitoring devices that provide the utmost in accuracy and convenience.

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WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2

MONITOR COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-3

HOW UA-787 WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4

BEFORE YOU START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4

SELECTING THE CORRECT CUFF SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5

TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6 — E-10

WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-10

ABOUT MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-11

USING THE MONITOR WITH AC ADAPTER . . . . . . . . . . . .E-12

ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-13 — E-15

BLOOD PRESSURE RECORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-16

TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-17

SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-18

CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-19

FRENCH INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1

SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-1

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Condition/Cause Recommended


Alarm Indicator

Battery Full

Battery Low

The indicator while measurement is in progress.

It blinks while detecting the pulse.

An irregular heartbeat or body movement may have occurred. Refer to page E-10 for more information on irregular heartbeats.

Previous measurements stored in MEMORY.

Indicates that the alarm function is activated.

Measurement is in progress, remain as still as possible.

Take measurement again and consult with your physician.

The battery power indicator during measurement.

The batteries are low when the indicator blinks.

Unstable blood pressure due to excessive body movement.

The systolic and diastolic values are within 10 mmHg of each other.

The pressure value did not increase during inflation.

The cuff is not fastened correctly.

The pulse is not detected correctly.

Press the Clock button to activate or deactivate the alarm function.

Replace all batteries with new ones when the indicator blinks.

Try the measurement again.

Remain very still during the measurement.

Fasten the cuff correctly, and try the measurement again.

Check for air leaks along the tube and around the air socket.

Refasten the cuff and retake measurement.

Try the measurement again.

Remain very still during the measurement.


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Systolic Pressure

Diastolic Pressure

Pulse Rate

Air Hose

Battery Cover




Memory Button

AC Adapter

START Button

Clock Button




Air Connector Plug

Air Socket

Battery Compartment

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blood pressure monitors are easy to use, accurate and digitally display full measurement readouts. Our technology is based on the “oscillometric method”—a non-invasive blood pressure determination. The term “oscillation” refers to the measure of vibrations caused by the arterial pulse. Our monitor examines the pulsatile pressure generated by the arterial wall as it expands and contracts against the cuff with each heartbeat.

The cuff is inflated until the artery is fully blocked. The inflation speed is maximized and the pressure level is optimized by the device. The monitor takes measurements while the cuff is both inflating and deflating. This results in a faster measurement providing greater comfort to the user.


You must install 4 type “AA” (1.5 volt) batteries, or use the AC adapter (see Pg. E-12 for Using the Monitor with AC Adapter), and attach the cuff to the monitor before using. To install batteries

(or replace them if the “Low Battery” symbol appears on display), proceed as follows:


Remove battery compartment cover by gently pushing down on arrow and sliding cover down.


Put in top row of batteries first. Place batteries in the compartment with positive (+) and negative (-) terminals matching those indicated in the compartment. Make sure the batteries make contact with the compartment terminals.

Step 3

Step 2

Step 1



Replace cover by sliding it into the compartment and gently pressing down.


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Using the correct cuff size is important for an accurate reading. A cuff that is too large will produce a reading that is lower than the correct blood pressure; a cuff that is too small will produce a reading that is higher than the correct blood pressure. With your arm hanging at the side of your body, measure the circumference of your upper arm at the midpoint between the shoulder and elbow.


7.5” - 14.2” (19-36cm)

5.1” - 7.9” (13-20cm)

7.5” - 12.2” (19-31cm)

11.8” - 17.7” (30-45cm)





Small Cuff

Medium Cuff

Large Cuff







**The EasyCuff feature is a semi-hard shell cuff which provides easy placement on your upper arm. The UA-787 comes with the EasyCuff feature. If arm circumference is greater than 14.2”(36 cm) or smaller than 7.5”(19 cm), you will need to purchase the proper size cuff to ensure correct measurement. If this is the case, please call A&D Medical at 1-888-726-9966 (in Canada - 1-800-463-5414).

Cuff Size Indicator On The Cuff

Our cuff has an indicator which tells you whether you are using the correct cuff or not. Place the cuff on your arm (see Pg. E-8 to learn how to put the cuff on correctly) and if the Index Mark ▲ points within the Proper Fit Range, you are using the correct cuff. If the

Index points outside of the Proper Fit Range, contact A&D Medical at 1-888-726-9966 (in Canada - 1-800-463-5414) for information on a cuff replacement.






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Adjusting the Built-in Clock

The UA-787 Quick Response monitor has a built-in clock that gives you the time and date and can tell you when a blood pressure reading stored in memory was taken. We recommend that you adjust the clock prior to use. To adjust the clock, follow these simple steps:


Press and hold the clock button until the digits start blinking.


To select the year, press and release the START button (to fast forward, press and hold the START button). When the current year is selected, set the year by pressing the clock button.


After the year is set, follow step 2 to set the month, day, hour

(AM/PM) and minute on the display screen.

Setting the Alarm

The UA-787 Quick Response monitor allows you to set up to three alarms per day to notify you when to take your blood pressure. To set the alarm(s):


Press and hold the clock button until the digits start blinking.

Then press and release the memory button. "P-1" will be shown at the middle of the display screen indicating that this is the first alarm.

NOTE: If you do not wish to set an alarm, press the memory button several times to return to the main screen or allow the display to disappear after 30 seconds.

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Select the hour using the START button and press the clock button to set the hour and move to the minute selection. After selecting and setting the minute, press the memory button to complete the alarm setting.


The display will move onto the second alarm setting and conclude with the third alarm setting. Repeat the previous step if you need a second or third alarm.

When the alarm is set, a "P" will appear on the main screen. If you do not see a "P" on the main screen, press the clock button to activate the alarm function. When the alarm sounds, it will last for one minute. To turn the alarm off immediately, press the START button.

NOTE: To deactivate the alarm function, simply press the clock button once. You can reactivate the alarm function by pressing the clock button again.

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Tips for Blood Pressure Monitoring:

Relax for about 5 to 10 minutes before measurement.

Remove constricting clothing and place cuff on bare arm.

Unless your physician recommends otherwise, use left arm to measure pressure.

Now you are ready. Follow these simple steps:


Sit comfortably with your left arm resting on a flat surface so that the center of your upper arm is at the same height as your heart.


Lay left arm on the table with palm up.

Place the semi-hard shell cuff on upper arm with the tube facing downward and toward the inside of your arm.

Fasten cuff securely with the hook and loop fastener strap.


The cuff should be snug but not too tight. You should be able to insert two fingers between the cuff and your arm.


Press the START button. Remain still and do not talk.



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All display symbols appear briefly, then the display changes as the measurement begins. The cuff starts to inflate to the correct level. It is normal for the cuff to feel very tight.

Note: If you wish to stop inflation at any time, press the START button again.


When inflation is complete, deflation starts automatically and the

❤ blinks, indicating that the measurement is in progress. Once the pulse is detected, the mark flashes with each pulse beat.

Note: If an appropriate pressure is not obtained, the device automatically starts to inflate again.


When the measurement is complete, the systolic and diastolic pressure readings and pulse rate are displayed.




The cuff deflates and the monitor automatically shuts off after 45 seconds, or you can turn it off by pressing the START button.


Remove cuff and make note of your blood pressure and pulse rate on the Blood Pressure Record chart (see Pg. E-16), indicating the date and time of measurement.

IMPORTANT: Measure pressure at the same time each day.

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Measurement with the desired systolic pressure:

If your systolic pressure is expected to exceed 230 mmHg follow these steps:


Place the cuff on the left arm, unless your physician tells you otherwise.


Press and hold the START button until a number 30 to 40 mmHg higher than your expected systolic pressure appears.


Release the START button when the desired number is reached. Measurement will then begin. Continue to measure your blood pressure as described on Page E-8.


The UA-787 blood pressure monitor provides a blood pressure and pulse rate measurement even when an irregular heartbeat occurs. An irregular heartbeat is defined as a heartbeat that varies by 25% from the average of all heartbeats intervals during the blood pressure measurement. It is important that you be relaxed, remain still and do not talk during measurements.

NOTE: We recommend contacting your physician if you see this indicator frequently.

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This monitor automatically stores up to thirty (30) blood pressure and pulse measurements in memory. Measurements stored in memory are assigned an index number in the order of the newest to the oldest.

To retrieve readings, follow these simple steps:


When the display screen is showing only the time, press and quickly release the Memory ("M") button. You will see the date and time of the most recent blood pressure that was taken followed by the measurement.


If you want to retrieve other measurements in memory, press and release the Memory button repeatedly until the desired date and time of the measurement are reached. The measurement will then be displayed.


The display will shut off automatically a few seconds after the readings are displayed.

To clear the measurement history from memory, press and hold the

Memory button for at least five seconds while the display screen is showing only the time. Release the Memory button when you see the M symbol in lower left hand corner of the display flash and disappears. This indicates that the memory has been cleared.

If there are no measurements stored in memory, you will see no numbers in the date and time fields followed by a measurement of three 0s displayed vertically.

NOTE: Stored measurements will be lost if batteries become low or are removed.

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The UA-787 has an AC adapter jack to allow you to supply power from an outlet in your home. We recommend you use only the exclusive AC adapter to avoid potential damage to the monitor.

Please contact A&D Medical at 1-888-726-9966 (in Canada -

1-800-463-5414) for information where to purchase the AC adapter.

Connecting the AC adapter to the monitor:


Connect the AC adapter plug into the jack on the right side of the monitor.


Gently insert the AC adapter plug into a 120V AC outlet.

Disconnecting the AC adapter from the monitor:


Gently remove the AC adapter from the outlet.


Then disconnect the plug from the jack of the monitor.



What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the walls of the arteries. Systolic pressure occurs when the heart contracts; diastolic pressure occurs when the heart expands. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

What Affects Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is affected by many factors: age, weight, time of day, activity level, climate, altitude and season. Certain activities can significantly alter one’s blood pressure. Walking can raise systolic pressure by 12 mmHg and diastolic pressure by 5.5 mmHg.

Sleeping can decrease systolic blood pressure by as much as 10 mmHg. Taking your blood pressure repeatedly without waiting an interval of 5 to 10 minutes between readings, or without raising your arm to allow blood to flow back to the heart, can also affect it.

In addition to these factors, diet beverages containing caffeine or alcohol, certain medications, emotional stress and even tightfitting clothes can make a difference in the readings.

What Causes Variations In Blood Pressure?

An individual’s blood pressure varies greatly from day to day and season to season. For hypersensitive individuals, these variations are even more pronounced. Normally, blood pressure rises during work or play and falls to its lowest levels during sleep.


NOTE: AC adapter will not charge your AA batteries.


AC Adapter

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Assessing High Blood Pressure

The following standards for assessing high blood pressure (without regard to age) have been established as a guideline.

BP Classification



Stage 1 Hypertension

Stage 2 Hypertension

Systolic (mmHg)

<120 and

Diastolic (mmHg)


120-139 or 80-89

140-159 or

160 or



SOURCE: The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on

Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. National

Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - May 2003.

What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the diagnosis given when readings consistently rise above normal. It is well known that hypertension can lead to stroke, heart attack or other illness if left untreated. Referred to as a “silent killer” because it does not always produce symptoms that alert you to the problem, hypertension is treatable when diagnosed early. Those who fall within the

Prehypertensive range are more likely to develop hypertension in the future.


Can Hypertension Be Controlled?

In many individuals, hypertension can be controlled by altering lifestyle and minimizing stress, and by appropriate medication prescribed and monitored by your doctor. The

American Heart Association recommends the following lifestyle suggestions to prevent or control hypertension:

Don’t smoke.

Reduce salt and fat intake.

Maintain proper weight.

Exercise routinely.

Have regular physical checkups.

Monitor your blood pressure at periodic intervals.

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Why Measure Blood Pressure at Home?

It is now well known that, for many individuals, blood pressure readings taken in a doctor’s office or hospital setting might be elevated as a result of apprehension and anxiety. This response is commonly called “white coat hypertension.” One way to determine whether this is the case for you is to take your home monitor to the doctor’s office and, before the doctor or nurse takes your pressure, do it yourself on your home monitor and compare it to your record of home readings.

In any case, self-measurement at home supplements your doctor’s readings and provides a more accurate, complete blood pressure history. In addition, clinical studies have shown that the detection and treatment of hypertension is improved when patients both consult their physicians and monitor their own blood pressure at home.

Keys to Successful Monitoring:

Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day. We recommend that you are consistent in your daily measurement routine:

• Measure at the same time every day.

• Sit in the same chair/position.

• Relax for 5 minutes before measurement.

• Sit still during measurement – no talking, eating or sudden movements.

• Record your measurement in a logbook.

How Do I Record My Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure readings are typically recorded with the systolic pressure written first, followed by a slash mark and the diastolic pressure. For example, 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic measurements are written as 120/80. Pulse is simply written with the letter “P” followed by the pulse rate—P 72, for example. Please see Page E-16 for the blood pressure record.

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Problem Probable cause Corrective action

Nothing appears in the display, even when the power is turned on.

The cuff does not inflate.

The unit does not measure.

Readings are too high or too low.


Batteries are drained.

Battery terminals are not in the correct position.

Replace all batteries with new ones.

Reinstall the batteries with negative and positive terminals matching those indicated in the battery compartment.

Replace all batteries with new ones.

Battery voltage is too low. LOW BATTERY

MARK ( ) blinks.

[If the batteries are drained completely, the mark does not appear.]

The cuff is not fastened properly.

You moved your arm or body during the measurement.

The cuff position is not correct.

Fasten the cuff correctly.

Make sure you remain very still and quiet during the measurement.

Sit comfortably and still. Make sure the cuff is at the same level as your heart.

You are using the wrong size cuff.

The value is different from that measured at a clinic or doctor’s office.

See Pg. E-5 “Selecting the

Correct Cuff.”

See Pg. E-15 “Why Measure

Blood Pressure at Home?”

Remove the batteries. Place them back properly and try the measurement again.

NOTE: If the actions described above do not solve the problem, contact

A&D Medical or Auto Control Medical at the numbers listed at the bottom of these pages. Do not attempt to repair the device yourself.


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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .UA-787


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oscillometric


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Digital, 20-mm character height


Pressure/pulse displayed simultaneously

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 hour format (AM/PM), year

(2003-2052), month, and day with automatic adjustment for leap years


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 readings

Measurement range

. . . . . . . . .Pressure: 20 mmHg to 280 mmHg


Pulse: 40 pulses to 200 pulses

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure: +3 mmHg or 2%, whichever is greater


Pulse: +5%

. . . . . . . . . . . .Automatic, using micropump


. . . . . . . . . .Active exhaust valve (ECEVII)

Power source

. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 type “AA” (1.5 volt) alkaline batteries (not included) or 120 V

Battery life

AC Adapter (model TB:181A)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Approximately 4 months with

Operating environment

one daily measurement

. . . .50ºF to 104ºF (10ºC to 40ºC)

Less than 85% relative humidity

Storage environment


. . . . . .-4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to 60ºC)

Less than 95% relative humidity

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Length: 4.4”(112 mm)

Width: 6.4”(163 mm)

Height: 2.4” (62 mm)


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.3 oz. (350 g) without batteries

Blood pressure measurements determined by the UA-787 are equivalent to those obtained by a trained observer using the cuff/stethoscope auscultation method within the limits prescribed by the American National Standards Institute for electronic or automated sphygmomanometers.

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Our products are designed and manufactured using the latest scientific and technological methods, and offer accurate, easy to use, home monitoring and treatment options. Our full product line includes:

Aneroid Blood Pressure Kits

Blood Pressure Cuffs

Digital Blood Pressure Monitors

Digital Thermometers

Heart Rate Monitors

Personal Health Scales


This LifeSource blood pressure product is covered by a Lifetime

Warranty. See warranty card for details.

Visit our web site at www.LifeSourceOnline.com for warranty registration.

For more information regarding use, care or servicing of your blood pressure monitor, contact:

A&D Medical

A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.

1555 McCandless Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

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For Canada Residents, please contact:

Auto Control Medical

6695 Millcreek Drive, Unit 5

Mississauga, Ontario

L5N 5R8 Canada

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If You Need Assistance with the Set-Up or Operation

We Can Help!

Please call us FIRST before contacting your retailer at

LifeSource Health Line

1-888-726-9966 - Toll Free

1-800-463-5414 - In Canada

A specially trained representative will assist you

A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.

1555 McCandless Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035 www.LifeSourceOnline.com

LifeSource and EasyCuff are trademarks of A&D Medical. ©2004 A&D Medical. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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