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Charting your blood pressure readings

Click on the View chart task to see a chart of your blood pressure readings.

Below is a screenshot of a blood pressure chart:

blood pressure chart
(Click to Enlarge)

The blue line is the systolic blood pressure reading and the green line is the diastolic blood pressure reading. If the systolic line is above the user’s high level it changes color to purple. If the diastolic line is above the user’s high level it changes color to orange.

Chart Options – customize the chart

To change how the chart is displayed click on the Open chart options task

Blood Pressure Chart Options


Chart pulse readings

You can optionally chart your pulse readings by clicking on the Open chart options task, and then checking the Chart pulse readings check box. The pulse reading is displayed in a gray color.

Legend and crosshair

A new feature in v2.0 of My Blood Pressure is a crosshair and legend for the chart. These features can be removed by clicking on the Open chart options task, and then unchecking the Display legend and crosshairs checkbox.

Highlighting high readings

A new feature in v2.0 of My Blood Pressure is that systolic and diastolic readings can be set to change color over the user’s high reading levels.

This can be disabled by clicking on the Open chart options task, and then unchecking the Highlight high readings checkbox.

The user’s high levels can be changed by clicking on the Change High Levels button. Click here for more information about setting the levels of high readings.

Changing the date range

You can change the date range of the chart by clicking on the Open chart options task, and then clicking on Change:

blood pressure chart date range

Choose either a time period back from the date of the last reading entered, or a specific date range. Please note that the minimum date range is 3 days.

Notes

  • Click on the Zoom chart in task to see the chart with less data points. Click on the Zoom chart out task to see the chart with more data points.
  • Right-click on the chart to display a popup menu with shortcut controls to change most of the chart’s display options.

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