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what are pvs on a blood pressure monitor

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
BP at the Grocery: Blood pressure monitors need to be calibrated periodically, especially if they get a lot of use. They should be accurate. If you have a concern tha ... Read More

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the size of your arm and if the machine is calibrated. It is going to be the most accurate if your arm’s diameter is “average” size. Sma ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience Family Medicine
Many cuffs out there: Blood pressure cuffs come in a variety of sizes. It should say on the box what size adult can use it. you can contact their 1-800 # and ask them abou ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Blood pressure : Coughing can cause a transient rise of blood pressure
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
18 years experience Cardiology
White coat htn: Is common and is NOT benign. Long term out comes of pts with whitecoat htn are not as good as pts with normal bp justifying the basis for medical tre ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
BP: Blood pressure normally has ups and downs. An average bp of 115/65 is good. If some of the ups are more than 160mmHg, there might be some reason for ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Measurement: Measurement devices need to be calibrated periodically to document accuracy. Any device out of calibration won't be accurate. Some devices need recali ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sure: Normally, you cannot tell what your blood pressure is.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: The blood pressure cuff compression of the arm is a mechanical phenomenon. If the cuff is too big or too small relative to the size of the arm the com ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
18 years experience Family Medicine
No: Unless you happen to already have a diagnosis of high blood pressure and are taking medications, you do not need to monitor your blood pressure. If yo ... Read More

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