A member asked:

Dad's systolic blood pressure was 177 at home. so he went to doctor but it read 140 there. do you think this indicates our home machine is messed up?

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Dr. Vlad Apostol answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Blood pressure can vary throughout the day and depends on the activity you are doing around the time you are checking it. The best way to check the accuracy of your home machine is to bring it into the office next time and test it against your doctor's machine.

Answered Mar 30, 2016



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