Medicare Lifesense A2 (MD638)
While the technology used in the Medicare Lifesense A2 (MD638), to measure blood pressure, has been declared as being equivalent to that used in another device, not only has no evidence has been published to show that the devices were compared according to a protocol compliant with (EU) 2017/745 and MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev 4 but the results of the assessment on which the declaration has been based have not been published either and cannot be verified. However, there are validation studies proving clinical validation of the same measurement technology, according to other equivalence claims.
|Medaval||None||Although equivalence to another device is claimed, this has not been tested to MDR requirements.|
|BIHS (UK and IRL)||Self-measurement||Implied equivalence to the H&L HL888HA|
Note: This is a provisional list, as equivalence according to EU Regulation 2017/745 (e.g. MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev 4) is not proven. Accordingly, these publications are not used in the assessment of star-ratings.
de Greeff A, Shennan AH. The Health and Life device (HL888HA): accuracy assessment in an adult population according to the British Hypertension Society protocol. Blood Press Monit. 2007 Apr;12(2):107-11. PMID: 17353654.
BHS:1993 - Pass (A/A) General population
Tholl U, Lüders S, Bramlage P, Dechend R, Eckert S, Mengden T, Nürnberger J, Sanner B, Anlauf M. The German Hypertension League (Deutsche Hochdruckliga) Quality Seal Protocol for blood pressure-measuring devices: 15-year experience and results from 105 devices for home blood pressure control. Blood Press Monit. 2016 Aug;22(4):197-205. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000186. PMID: 26998590.
DHL:1999 - Pass General population (Note: 2003)