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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can blood pressure be so high that digital machines can't give an accurate reading?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I know of no properly working machine that doesn't measure high blood pressures in a person stable enough to have it taken. Some digital machines give faulty readings when batteries are failing, or they are not used properly.
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Last updated Aug 26, 2022


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