A 30-year-old member asked:
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what can you do to measure blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff?

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Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Check this site: The american heart association has a very helpful website on monitoring blood pressure: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/symptomsdiagnosismonitoringofhighbloodpressure/how-to-monitor-and-record-your-blood-pressure_ucm_303323_article.Jsp please let me know if i can help further.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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