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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause blood clots?

No

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It's on for too short a time. A too-small BP cuff is a problem only because it makes the measured BP appear elevated which is artifactual.
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What is the proper position for a blood pressure cuff?

BP cuff

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Most often a blood pressure cuff is placed above the elbow on the upper extremity so that the pulse at the elbow can be heard. However, blood pressure can be taken in any extremity.
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How does the blood pressure cuff measure blood pressure?

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The cuff is put around the arm and inflated. The pressure is increased enough to totally cut off flow through the artery. When the cuff is deflated, sounds are heard when flow begins. That is the systolic pressure. When the cuff further deflates, eventually there is no collapse of the artery at all and then the sounds disappear or muffle. That is the diastolic pressure.
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What can you do to measure blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff?

Check this site

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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.
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Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Home BP

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Taking blood pressure at home is easy and should be done before or several hours after meals. You should sit quietly and be comfortably. Also relax your arm while the cuff is inflated.
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Are blood clots in the arm connected to blood pressure cuff left on at all?

Arm blood clots

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Unlikely that a BP cuff is the cause of blood clots in the arm unless left inflated for an extended period - hours. Sounds as if you were in the hospital and usual cause of blood clots in the arm is the IV placed causing thrombophlebitis. This is usually due to an infection of the vein or potentially due to medications given through the IV.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

How accurate is using an adult blood pressure cuff on a very thin 12 year old?

Accurate for most

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It is accurate for most normal weight and height 12 years olds
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Manometer on blood pressure cuff not moving even though i'm pumping the bulb. Any insights?

Pump

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There needs to be a one way valve into the cuff, either there is a leak or the valve is open
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Could simple sinus arrhythmia be why an "irregular" symbol shows on the blood pressure cuff?

Yes

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And most often WILL.
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What does it mean if an automatic blood pressure cuff will not register your blood pressure?

Arrhythmia

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it could mean that you are having an arrhythmia -- because the automated home BP machine is designed with a normal/regular rate and rhythm most commonly seen -
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