A 53-year-old member asked:
High blood pressure just found on the drugstore machine - what to do next?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Confirm with doctor: Drugstore blood pressure machines tend to run low, so reproducible high blood pressure readings warrant follow up with your healthcare provider to confirm or deny hypertension that may warrant intervention. Note that drugstore machines can suggest normal bps when really elevated, so high blood pressures measured there may really be high. Talk to your physician.
Answered on Apr 15, 2012
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