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What does it mean if an automatic blood pressure cuff will not register your blood pressure?

What does it mean if an automatic blood pressure cuff will not register your blood pressure?

Arrhythmia: 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 -. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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Tomorrow, I am going in for the results of my blood test. Always turns out well enough. Will i definitely have that darn blood pressure cuff put on?

Tomorrow, I am going in for the results of my blood test. Always turns out well enough. Will i definitely have that darn blood pressure cuff put on?

Maybe: Its up to your doctor. If you have a history of hypertension, then chances are good you will have your pressure taken. If you pressure is normal then he may just discuss the results with you. ...Read more

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Are blood clots in the arm connected to blood pressure cuff left on at all?

Are blood clots in the arm connected to blood pressure cuff left on at all?

Arm blood clots: 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. ...Read more

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What is the proper position for a blood pressure cuff?

What is the proper position for a blood pressure cuff?

BP cuff: 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. ...Read more

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How does the blood pressure cuff measure blood pressure?

How does the blood pressure cuff measure blood pressure?

See below: 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. ...Read more

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What can you do to measure blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff?

What can you do to measure blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff?

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. ...Read more

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If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high ?

If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high ?

Yes & Yes: 19 y/o Female asks If blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high? The Answers are Yes & Yes. If one is concerned about the cuff one should have BP checked in a proper Medical place by trained people to be sure. Best wishes ...Read more

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Blood pressure taken at home on calf was 220/115. is this normal? Taken with home blood pressure cuff

Blood pressure taken at home on calf was 220/115. is this normal?  Taken with home blood pressure cuff

Insuff Info: Blood Pressure in Legs usually as much as 20% higher in the legs than in the Brachial artery. But this would mean your Brachial BP is also high. Blood pressure taken by automatic machine is always in doubt. If it blows up the cuff so tight that it hurts, then blood pressure measurment is in doubt and will appear higher. A blood pressure lower in legs suggests a blockage to blood flow. ...Read more

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Can you hurt yourself by using to small of a blood pressure cuff? I used mine and my wrist was hiring bad by time I was done.

Can you hurt yourself by using to small of a blood pressure cuff? I used mine and my wrist was hiring bad by time I was done.

Injury unlikely: I have seen bruising on the upper arm due to blood pressure cuff getting too tight. This is usually only a problem with automatic cuffs. Pain in the wrist could result from a cuff becoming too tight resulting in pressure on a nerve that runs down to the wrist. This should resolve shortly without causing damage. Ensure that your blood pressure cuff is proper size to ensure accurate results. ...Read more

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If i inflate blood pressure cuff then stand my sys drops 20 but if i take it a minute after its normal again. Hororthostatic hypotension? Male 22.

Stop Testing: I think it appears you are driving yourself crazy. Ten thousand questions on healthtap is not going to help or change what you are experiencing. All humans have a transient hypotension or change in heart rate when they are sitting to standing. It may even be more pronounced in the young thin very healthy person and then if the ambient temperature is high then even more pronounced. Stop testing. ...Read more

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

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

No: 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. ...Read more

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Blood pressure automatic cuff: heart races everytime I feel the pressure of the cuff. Tomorrow, MD visit. How do I handle this?

Blood pressure automatic cuff: heart races everytime I feel the pressure of the cuff. Tomorrow, MD visit. How do I handle this?

Exam: First- purchase a reliable BP cuff and pulse monitor.
Next, monitorbP and pulse 3x/day in a darken quiet room and keep a BP and pulse journal.
Trust your physician. ...Read more

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What are some good accurate automatic blood pressure machines for women that i can use at home?

What are some good accurate automatic blood pressure machines for women that i can use at home?

Upper arm cuff: Its a great idea to monitor blood pressure at home. The american heart association recommends an automatic, cuff-style, bicep (upper-arm) monitor. Wrist and finger monitors are not recommended because they yield less reliable readings. This website has a list of machines that have been tested and validated:. ...Read more

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What does it mean when blood pressure will not register?

Many reasons : Many reasons which might include too high or too low blood pressure, too fast or too slow or irregular heartbeat. Make sure that you're using the machine based on manufacturer's instructions. Maybe the machine is broken. Suggest checking somebody else's blood pressure with this machine to see if you get the same error or your BP with/against another machine. ...Read more

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What do the upper and lower blood pressure numbers mean?

BP: The top number is the pressure caused by the pumping of your heart. The bottom number is the pressure of your arteries when the heart is at rest. ...Read more

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I get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

Bottom number: Bottom number is always lower than the upper number.You need to tell us what the upper and lower numbers are.Than only we can answer your question. ...Read more

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I am 21 and have high systolic (148 +) and low diastolic (35-40) blood pressure, what does this mean?

I am 21 and have high systolic (148 +) and low diastolic (35-40) blood pressure, what does this mean?

Abnormal BP: That blood pressure is abnormal especially for one so young. Verify that your BP apparatus is functioning properly. If indeed that is your true blood pressure two things come to mind: aortic insufficiency which is a back flow of blood across the aortic valve or severe anaemia. Please see your doctor about your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Hi blood pressure is an elevation of the resistance of the blood vessels throughout the body. If the resistance increases, your heart and other organs have to work harder and thereby begin to negatively affect them over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high blood pressure?

Your BP: Is greater then 140/90....See your physician to avoid long term complications. ...Read more

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What does uncontrolled high blood pressure mean?

What does uncontrolled high blood pressure mean?

Uncontrolled HBP: It means you are not on the right meds or you are eating too much salt so they do not work. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my toddler has no diastolic with blood pressure?

What does it mean if my toddler has no diastolic with blood pressure?

I'm not really: sure if this is the situation....but there are two numbers for bp. The top is the systolic, and the bottom is the diastolic. Often in young children, bp is difficult to take and only the systolic can be determined. So the top number is recorded and the bottom is left blank. This does not mean your child does not have a diastolic blood pressure. I assure you, they do. ...Read more

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If my BP went high as 170/117, could this mean i already have high blood pressure?

Bp: It is suspicious for an elevated resistance. You should be checked periodically to see if it really is high. Salt avoidance is important and following with your dr. ...Read more