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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?
Have correct : Size cuff. Place sensor on lower inside of arm. ...Read more
What is the difference between taking ur blood pressure in ur upper left arm and lower left arm and is it higher or lower than the reading?
How the size of arm cuff would affect the reading of blood pressure? I have a arm size 8.5 in. If I use the blood pressure monitor with arm cuff range 9-13 ins. How would the readings affect the accuracy? In other words, would the reading be over rated or
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
I work out and am physically fit with muscular arms. Would i still obtain an accurate blood pressure reading with an arm type monitor cuff?
Is cuff on blood pressure monitor suppose to squeeze arm so tight to painful to bear? Making three red lines on my arm after. Can this be safe to use
Check your cuff: The sphygmomanometer may have settings that limit the maximum pressure. If your blood pressure is always 150/90 or less for example, you may be able to tell you cuff to only go up to 170 (rather than 200 mmhg). This would make it more tolerable. Either way it is not likely to be dangerous. ...Read more
Regular sized cuffs for blood pressure monitors are not big enough for me. Can you recomend another size please?
Occluded blood flow.: The discomfort is attributable to the fact that the blood pressure cuff is inflated to a pressure which actually occludes ones arterial blood flow to the arm; this can be very uncomfortable and should be taken into consideration by the one taking another's blood pressure. The time of occlusion should be very transient, perhaps only a very few seconds. ...Read more
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