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Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Which blood pressure measurement to believe? Depending on position of cuff on upper arm, i get systolic differences as much as 30. Which to trust?
BP measurement: 53 F asks: Which blood pressure measurement to believe? Depending on position of cuff on upper arm, i get systolic differences as much as 30. Which to trust? ANS: You are right. cuff position can make a big difference on what the BP device reads. So first you need correct size cuff for arm circumference. Then place it correctly. Do this everytime same time of day. Take 3 and average. Consult me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure : Some people say it painful if your okay with it great. ...Read more
Yes and no: It's normal for the pressures to vary by as much as 10 points. If it's more than that averaged on multiple measurements, you've either made inaccurate measurements or there's a blockage in one of your subclavian arteries. ...Read more
Confirm accuracy: First i tell all my pts to bring new home BP cuffs to the office and verify that our readings on a manual cuff correlate. Then teach them how to use it . Left wrist with pt sitting and arm extended and resting on a table. ...Read more
My blood pressure is different in each arm .My left arm is normal and my right arm is high.Whats wrong with me?
Right arm is correct: I suspect you have a narrowing or blockage of the left subclavian artery, resulting in a lower "normal" blood pressure reading there. In reality, this blood pressure is inaccurate and your true blood pressure is being recorded in your right arm. A less likely explanation would be a severe hardening of the right brachial artery. If you can't feel a pulse at the left wrist , you have a blockage. ...Read more
In the morning blood pressure is 123 74 left arm and my right arm is 112 72 is that normal have different numbers?
BP: Some variation between the sides when non simultaneous readings are taken is expected, persistent >10 mm Hg on SIMULTANEOUS measurements will need formal assessment by a professional ...Read more
Should your blood pressure be checked when arm is elevated with your heart? Also, which arm should I use to check?
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